March 25 | Education Week

By Michele McNeil

California's federal waiver, which [allows] the state with the most students and the largest enrollment of English-learners ditch its state tests, for the most part. The waiver means no data on student performance will be produced for at least a year for 3 million students.

Civil rights officials ... argue that it could jeopardize everything from who gets special education services in that state to how English-learners are classified.

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