Will Hawaii teacher furloughs affect student scores?

03/28/2010 | Honolulu Advertiser, The

State tests in reading, math and science will be given to more than 90,000 students in Hawaii public schools beginning this week, and educators are worried about how students' scores will be affected by three weeks of instructional time lost because of teacher furloughs. In 2009, 34% of Hawaii schools made adequate yearly progress benchmarks, down from 42% the year before. For schools to attain AYP, 58% of students must be proficient in reading and 46% in math.

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