Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Northwest Arkansas, 14 November 2006, 2,000 taught at home not on record for required test
Seven out of every 10 Arkansas home-school students in grades three through nine took at least a part of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills last spring as required by state law.
That leaves more than 2, 000 test-eligible students unaccounted for in state records and potentially truant — unless they were tested by an agency outside the state, were exempted from standardized testing because of a handicap, moved out of state, enrolled midyear in a public or private school or couldn’t take a test because there weren’t enough tests for everyone last spring, state education officials said.
… but it also gets to the point that a prosecuting attorney must weigh, “Do I gear up and go after this with the other things I’m dealing with in terms of cases ?’ What are the priorities ? Local superintendents have to push the local prosecuting attorneys.”
Prosecuting attorneys? Over a test? Military families take note with regard to the Dream Sheet.
With the exception of thirdand (sic) fourth-graders, home-school students who did take the Iowa tests earned higher composite scores than their public school peers.
I suppose those numbers are the lemonade from the lemons, but I think I’d switch to a cappuccino state.