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Minorities Pulling More Weight During Test Time

Posted by wlpo on October 31, 2011

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois’ latest standardized test results show that the achievement gap among elementary school students is narrowing, largely because of gains among black, special ed and low-income students.

The state education board reports the achievement gap between white and black students has narrowed by 11 percent in
math and 8 percent in reading.

The improvements come as the number of minority students in Illinois’ public schools continues to climb, from 36 percent of students in 1997 to 48 percent this year.

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