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District seeking answers to scores

June 13, 2003
David Pescatore
Windsor-Hights Herald, East Windsor, NJ

School district committees will try to figure out why a large gap exists in standardized test scores between different race and ethnic groups.

Standardized testing has become an easy target in the wake of legislation such as the No Child Left Behind act of 2001. Regardless of what one thinks of these tests, their results show a disturbing gap between the academic achievement of blacks (to use the state’s classification) and Hispanics compared to that of whites and Asians.