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Disaggregating Students, Not Just Test Scores

By Alexander Russo — March 06, 2007 1 min read
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This principal took NCLB-required disaggregation a step further and divided up students to release test score results.

School Separates Students by Race for Test Scores NPR
“When scores were released last week for academic achievement tests taken at a Northern California high school, the principal separated students into ethnic groups. Latinos, Asians, whites and blacks were each assembled together.”

It wasn’t the first time, not everyone thinks it’s necessarily a bad idea, and the principal says she’d do it again.

For better or worse, disaggregated test scores -- which before NCLB were often treated as a hush-hush “don’t tell the kids and parents” kind of issue -- have come a long way.

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