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Over 1,200 Homeless Students Take Delaware Assessment Tests

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There were more than 12-hundred homeless elementary and middle school students who took the educational assessment tests in Delaware.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that there were up to 150 homeless students who took the SAT's.

There were an estimated 1.3 million homeless children and youth who attended public schools in the 2014-2015 school term.

That’s the most recent figure available.

The News Journal reports that studies found students who are homeless face serious academic and social problems.

The non-profit America’s Promise Alliance found that these issues range from absenteeism and failing grades to disciplinary problems and dropout rates.