Maryland's exclusion rates on NAEP come under scrutiny

11/24/2013 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Maryland excluded about five times the national average of English-language learners and students with learning disabilities from the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress, according to this analysis. The National Center for Education Statistics estimates that the state's overall score would have been about eight points lower if these student populations had been included. Lillian Lowery, the state's superintendent of schools, says she plans to review the exclusion rates.

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