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National exclusion rates in mathematics

NAEP has always endeavored to assess all students selected as a part of its sampling process, including students who are classified by their schools as students with disabilities (SD) and/or as English language learners (ELL). The decision to exclude any of these students is made by school personnel. School personnel are encouraged to use inclusion criteria provided by NAEP and may discuss their inclusion decisions with NAEP field staff. Some students may participate with testing accommodations. Read more about the NAEP inclusion policy.

Grade 4
 Grade 8
Percentage of sampled fourth-grade students with disabilities (SD) and/or English language learners (ELL) identified, excluded, and assessed in NAEP mathematics: 2007
Student characteristic Percentage of all students
Identified Excluded Assessed Assessed
without accommodation
with accommodation
SD and/or ELL 21 3 19 9 10
SD 13 2 10 3 7
ELL 10 1 9 6 3
NOTE: Students identified as both SD and ELL were counted only once under the combined SD and/or ELL category, but were counted separately under the SD and ELL categories. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2007 Mathematics Assessment.

To see a summary of exclusion rates from earlier assessments, see the 1992–2005 exclusion rates in mathematics.

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