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Conflicts Between State Policy and School Practice: Learning from Arizona’s Experience with High School Exam Policies

Author(s): Ying Zhang
Published: April 7, 2009

This report looks at how local educators perceive and act on state policies designed to help at-risk students and English language learners achieve the levels of proficiency needed to pass state high school exit examinations and graduate. Our findings are based on data from school observations and interviews with more than 50 school administrators, teachers, and other school staff in Arizona.

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