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Last Updated: September 28, 2011

This article appeared in the September 2011 Rural Policy Matters.

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The Missouri State Board of Education voted earlier this month to downgrade the accreditation status of two very small school districts because average student test scores had dropped recently.

The move is a troubling because the small size of both districts means that any short run change in average test scores is as likely due to a random occurrence as anything else.

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