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  3/19/2012, Adar 25, 5772

Nitzan: Recommendations to Tailor Education Ignored


The Nitzan organization, which carries out student assessments, said Sunday that schools are not completely implementing recommendations for adjusting education for students with special needs. The claim is part of the organization's fourth annual report, ahead of its national fundraising day today.

The tailoring might take the form of glasses for a visually impaired student or a hearing aid for a hearing-impaired student. Other steps include more time for tests and ignoring spelling or other writing mistakes. A survey commissioned by organization showed only 35 percent of schools fully implemented the recommendations of the assessors. The problem is worst in middle schools, where only 22 percent of the schools fully implemented the recommendations.