Study: Illinois testing data flaws prevent meaningful assessment

12/19/2003 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Illinois' annual school report card is so fraught with errors that no meaningful analysis of the data can be drawn, according to an analysis by the Chicago Tribune. Most of the errors, which involve about 75% of the state's schools, resulted when schools misidentified students' ethnic background, income level, special education status or English language skills.

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