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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Children left behind

Posted By on Sat, Sep 15, 2007 at 8:10 AM

Interesting story in the NW edition of the D-G:

Seventeen out of 22 Springdale schools failed in the spring to meet federal testing standards on state Benchmark or End-of-Course exams, district documents show.

Six Springdale schools fell below the bar last year.

A new rule that requires students who don’t read or write English fluently to take the exams caused the increase in struggling schools, said leaders of the state’s third-largest school district.

The scores are forcing Springdale administrators to rethink the way they teach English-Language Learners, said Don Love, assistant superintendent for curriculum and secondary instruction.

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