Stateline.org reports that 24 states are being invited to develop, with the Department of Education, acceptable math and reading exams for students who have limited English proficiency. 18 of the 24 states were invited because their testing systems for limited English proficiency students were not up to the standards of the NCLB law. The remaining six were invited for their expertise, as their systems do meet the standard. Last month, the Department of Education said that because of inadequate testing systems, some states could lose some of their administrative funds. Because of this, the news was welcomed by some...

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