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Exclusions and Accommodations on the NAEP: Comments Welcome

The board that sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress has proposed new policies that would overhaul the rules for how English-language learners and students with disabilities are tested on that exam. The goal is to bring more uniformity and clarity to those policies, which have drawn a lot of complaints over the years. Some say NAEP scores are skewed by states and cities excluding and accommodating very different portions of their test-takers.

Next Monday, Nov. 9, at 9:30 a.m., interested parties will be able to give their opinions on the issue. The National Assessment Governing Board will hold a public hearing on the topic in Washington, D.C. (An earlier hearing was held in Los Angeles.) Public testimony will be allowed, as will the submission of written comments.

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