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As a group, Georgia’s poor students may be falling further behind their wealthier peers academically, according to a new yardstick intended to help measure school performance.
For the first time, the public got a look last week at student “growth” data that shows how much students at each school learned in a year, whether or not they passed state tests. An Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis shows that not only are low-income students less likely to pass exams but, based on this first year’s data, they’re progressing more slowly than wealthier classmates.
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