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ERIC Number: ED473379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Pages: 17
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Chicago Public Schools' Promotion Policy: Potential Due Process Violations and Title VI Implementations.
Helvey, Sarah; Risch, Judith
This paper--part of a collection of 54 papers from the 48th annual conference of the Education Law Association held in November 2002--discusses high-stakes testing. Specifically, it examines the high-stakes testing program in Chicago public schools, a grade-promotion policy that uses a standardized test as the primary basis for promotion. Although there are many legal concerns related to high-stakes testing, this paper limits its discussion to how high-stakes testing relates to equal protection, due process, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In its discussion, this paper examines the following topics in varying degrees of detail and complexity: (1) major legal precedents and court cases involving testing; (2) claims under Title VI that high-stakes tests are illegally discriminatory; (3) definitions of due process; (4) details of Chicago public schools' promotion policy; and (5) a legal analysis of Chicago public schools' promotion policy. The paper concludes that there should be concern about different schools' approaches to preparing students for assessments. Legal attention should follow the implementation and execution of accountability programs to ensure that due process, Title VI, and other educational deprivations do not occur. (Contains 47 endnotes, most of which are references to court cases.) (WFA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VI