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Louisiana shuns accountability loophole

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Although all students’ scores must be reported for a school’s overall measure, the school must also report subgroup performances.

“Subgroups might include non-English speaking students, black, white or special education students,” said Lincoln Parish 504 Dyslexia/Accountability Coordinator Betty Wall.

A loophole in the accountability system allows some states to not report certain subgroups if the groups do not make up a significant number of a
school’s students. In most states, the number of students at a school in a
given subgroup must exceed anywhere from 30-50.

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