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U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans
Regulations: Part 300 / D / 300.311 / a / 5

(5) Whether-- (i) The child does not achieve adequately for the child's age or to meet State-approved grade-level standards consistent with Sec. 300.309(a)(1); and(ii)(A) The child does not make sufficient progress to meet age or State-approved grade-level standards consistent with Sec. 300.309(a)(2)(i); or

(B) The child exhibits a pattern of strengths and weaknesses in performance, achievement, or both, relative to age, State-approved grade level standards or intellectual development consistent with Sec. 300.309(a)(2)(ii);