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Arkansas Among States Seeking Changes in School Testing Rules

FEBRUARY 24, 2006 - Posted at 7:38 a.m. CST

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas is among states that want to try a new way to judge whether public school are meeting goals set by the federal government.

Twenty states have submitted plans that would change rules under the federal No Child Left Behind Law.

If Arkansas is among ten states chosen for a pilot program that would experiment with new rules, the state would be judged on how students improve, rather than whether they meet set standards.  Students would have to show they are making progress toward proficiency rather than already having reached the plateau.

Arkansas Education Commission Ken James says the change would help "close the achievement gap based on race, ethnicity and poverty."

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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