9/14/2006

English-learners who've been in a U.S. school less than a year must take their state's math exam, but their scores may be exempted that year and they will not have to take their state's reading exam, according to the final version of a federal government policy first outlined two years ago. The U.S. Education Department will also allow states to classify students as limited English-learners up to two years after they've shown they know English.

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