Illinois attendance law results in 80,000 disqualified test scores

12/29/2003 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Illinois has disqualified nearly 7% of its students' test scores, in large part because of a new attendance law that counted individuals' test scores toward their school's results only if the student had been enrolled by Sept. 30. According to an analysis by the Chicago Tribune, the disqualifications helped raise reading and math scores at nearly 1,400 schools.

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