Ala. students in special education struggle with federal benchmarks

08/2/2011 | Anniston Star (Ala.), The

Alabama students in special education are not meeting federal testing benchmarks under No Child Left Behind, according to new state data. Students with and without disabilities are expected to perform according to the law's increasingly tough standards, which some educators say are unrealistic. "We're seeing kids progress somewhat in those areas, but they're not making those baselines," said Joe Dyar, Calhoun County's superintendent.

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