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Department of Education Denying Some ELL Waiver Requests

Despite approving a similar request from Florida, the U.S. Department of Education is denying requests from a number of states hoping for flexibility on English language learners' test scores.

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Despite approving a similar request from Florida, the U.S. Department of Education has denied requests from a number of states hoping for flexibility on English language learners' test scores. Florida was able to give its English language learners two years of attendance in U.S. schools before their standardized test scores are included in school averages, but the department is considering other states' waivers on a case-by-case basis and has already denied some of them. (Ed Week)

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