The testing and accountability requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act impose sanctions on schools for not making adequate yearly progress in student achievement. The sanctions may encourage inappropriate practices intended to raise scores of low performing student subgroups. This article considers evidence and consequences of misclassification of English language learners as students with disabilities.
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"Unexpected Testing Practices Affecting English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities Under No Child Left Behind,"
Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation: Vol. 13
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/pare/vol13/iss1/6