Time magazine September 11, 2000 issue had an article about testing.
According to the article, some of the miracle schools that went from failing
to 90+% passing have a dirty little secret. Up to 50% of their minority and
high risk students have been labeled severally learning disabled, so they
would be exempt from TAAS. While TAAS scores have risen, SAT and other
scores have not.
Kimberly Herbert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts/Children's Art Museum