Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Question for Margaret Spellings

I found out today that our school has zero chance at making our AYP requirement under No Child Left Behind. Apparently, we are going to miss our "minimum number of students taking the test" clause.

Here's where the question comes in.

When taking the California Exit Exam, we had a major group of students with 504's and IEP's. Those required us, by law, to give the kids the modifications listed on their special education documents during the testing. It is mandated by law.


The federal government refuses to accept any testing results that have been taken using modifications, even those modfications that are legally binding by, well, federal law.

How are we supposed to reach our AYP target?

I await your response.
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