Illinois law-change saved 53 schools from "failing" label

03/29/2007 | Sacramento Bee (Calif.) (free registration), The

Illinois didn't count 283,000 reading and math tests in 2006, eliminating scores for nearly one in four black students and one in five low-income students, The Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday. Some 53 schools dodged the underperforming label under a state rule change that threw out scores of students who hadn't been enrolled since May 1 of the previous school year rather than the Oct. 1 date previously used.

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