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Special-needs kids find test tough going

Hawaii’s new, more rigorous Smarter Balanced exam proved especially challenging for special-education students, test data shared Tuesday with the Board of Education show. Only 1 in 9 special-education students who took the Common Core-aligned assessment scored at or above achievement benchmarks in math, while roughly 1 in 8 were deemed proficient in English language arts for the 2014-15 school year. Read more

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