A Mathews Special

Jay Mathews looks at special needs students and NCLB, must-reading but a shame that this graf is buried:

To those who say the law requires children with disabilities to take tests they cannot pass and forces them out of school, Smith says “most children with disabilities are able to keep up with their peers academically and take standardized tests successfully, some with and some without accommodations” such as readers or extra time. She says there are already many exceptions allowing districts to remove children with disabilities from the accountability system, and the tests for such children can come in many forms, with many kinds of accommodations.

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