Illinois Measure of Annual Growth in English test raises ire among educators

10/31/2003 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Rollins School in Aurora, Ill., earned an overall "failing" label because bilingual students scored poorly on a test designed to measure whether they had sufficient English skills to pass standardized exams. Educators at the school, where reading scores on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test far exceed state standards, argue the IMAGE exam was never intended to be used as an achievement test.

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