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A Look at Asian-American Students

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund came out with a report this month that calls for the No Child Left Behind Act to require a breakout of test scores according to the ethnicity of Asian students. The report also calls for the federal law to support the expansion of native-language testing. Read my colleague David Hoff's article about the report, published yesterday at edweek.org.

He notes that while the group is advocating for the federal education law to require states to collect and report more comprehensive information about Asian-Americans, it isn't recommending that schools and school districts be held accountable for the academic performance of Asian students by ethnicity. The report says services to ELLs who are Asians should be stepped up based on how well they are doing on standardized tests.

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