Special-education scores could cause district to miss federal benchmark

School officials in Austin, Texas, say low state test scores among students in special education may cause the district to miss federal benchmarks for academic progress for a second year in a row. Officials used preliminary testing data to make the determination; final accountability ratings are expected in August. Schools and districts that consistently fail to meet federal standards for academic progress may face sanctions under the No Child Left Behind Act.

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