More than 8,500 children are currently learning English in Lodi Unified classrooms. Despite their knowledge of the language, these students are held to the same standards as their English-speaking counterparts when it comes to standardized tests.
Low test scores mean big frowns at the state and federal levels, making academic achievement for English learners a primary concern among district officials. To combat the problem of those students slipping through the cracks, Lodi Unified trustees approved a revised plan of action on Tuesday.
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