Texas loses quest to give special-ed students alternative exams

09/24/2004 | Dallas Morning News (free registration), The

The U.S. Department of Education has denied Texas' request to use the passing scores of thousands of special-education students on an alternative exam to calculate their schools' adequate yearly progress. Many say Texas is now in a no-win situation: Special-education students who now take the alternative tests will become automatic failures under NCLB, but those given the regular state exams will most likely be unable to pass them.

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