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Special Ed Students Await Improvements on Test Assistance

California, like most states implementing the first generation of Common Core assessments, offered special education students tools to assist them in completing the test.

A student works on math problems in Keith Marquez's summer school geometry class at McAllum High School in Austin, Texas, Ju…

California, like most states implementing the first generation of Common Core assessments, offered special education students tools to assist them in completing the test. But those accommodations fell short, according to teachers and administrators. Improvements have been made in preparation for this year’s tests, though educators say there is a long way to go before such accommodations afford special education students an even playing field in terms of measured academic achievement. (The Hechinger Report)

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