Student body makeup affects skills

DES MOINES, IA–Increased numbers of poor and immigrant students in Des Moines public schools are making it difficult to meet federal reading and math standards, school officials say. More than one-third of Des Moines public schools – 22 schools and the district itself – have been placed on a “schools in need of assistance” list for failing to meet proficiency expectations full story


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  1. […] posting lower test scores and singling out ESL students a one of the main causes. (for example, Des Moines, Evanston, Hattiesburg, San Diego, Sacramento, Joliet) These articles tend to follow the same […]

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