Gov. Jack Markell’s office said in a statement that his administration will work with individual schools to try to limit the number of students exempted.
“We welcome the U.S. Department of Education’s new focus on participation rates and results because assessments are an important component of ensuring special-education students receive the educational services and opportunities they deserve,” the statement said. “Our focus is on excluding as few students as possible and improving outcomes while ensuring that all of our special-ed students are being assessed in a manner that allows their parents and teachers to set meaningful growth goals and effectively measure their progress.”
Of course you welcome USED. Of all the things I know about your administration I know it is on bended knee for Mr. Duncan and his (now yours) legacy of failure in public education. It’s just what you do, but SPEC ED parents, like myself, can tell you that these tests are 100% meaningless.