Note: Congress has reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the statute formerly known as No Child Left Behind. The new statute, Every Student Succeeds Act, was signed into law by President Obama on December 10, 2015.
So, 50% of kids will be above average and 50% will be below average. States and districts will use the same norms for years which will give the false impression that kids are making progress. When the test is re-normed we will be in the same situation, 50% above, 50% below.
this in mind, what are we (educators) supposed to do? It seems as
though President Bush has been visiting Lake Wobegon! Please help
me understand this in a future issue.
BTW: I cannot believe how much I am enjoying your two books. I even have one set at home and one at work!
from Sue Whitney, Research Editor, Wrightslaw
the meantime, the gains that the school and school district must make
between now and 2014 are broken up into equal increments for different
groups of children, including children who are most often left behind.
Schools and school districts must break out and report the test scores
for the following subgroups:
Each group must make this increment of progress each year. This is called Annual Yearly Progress (AYP).
Schools will have to ensure that children at the lowest levels make the greatest gains every year if they are to reach the goal of teaching all children to read at grade level by 2014.
I am surprised that your employer is not educating staff about No Child Left Behind - in addition to requirements about teaching children to read, write and do math, the law includes substantial benefits for people who work in schools.
Here are some resources that you can use to learn more about the requirements
and benefits of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Child Left Behind Info Page - articles, news, frequently asked
questions at Wrightslaw.com
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