Officials concerned about proper use of Va.'s alternative assessment

02/21/2010 | Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk), The

A newspaper analysis of state test data in Virginia shows a significantly higher pass rate for students taking a modified state test designed for students in special education. Some are concerned the assessment is being overused by students who could be taking the standard test. While many educators believe the portfolio-based assessment can be a legitimate choice for students whose skills cannot be accurately measured with a multiple-choice test, some officials fear schools are using it to help gain accreditation.

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