CENTERBURG — With the passage of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, renewed attention has been given to the goal of closing the achievement gap between different groups of students, including high achievers, low achievers, students with disabilities and students of different ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic status.
Standardized tests are mandated to measure student achievement, and intervention programs such as tutoring and special classes are offered to help students who didn’t score well on those tests increase their score the next time the tests are administered.
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