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    EducationNews.org is reporting that several states (including Delaware) had large increases in the percentage of students excluded from NAEP reporting based on limited English proficiency (LEP). EdNews calculates that there is a strong correlation between excluded children and increased test scores, with an almost 1:1 ratio (IOW, excluding an additional one percentage of kids due to LEP leads to a one point increase in NAEP score). DE jumped from 6 percent (in 1998) to 13 percent excluded. Surely, states wouldn’t excluded more kids just to artificially increase their scores, would they? BTW, the table on the linked page is best viewed by setting your text size to “smallest.”

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