"When you compare the test results from one group of 5lh graders to another group, it ends up not being fair to the kids or teacher's or schools," says the superintendent of the St. Charles Parish public school system in southern Louisiana. Key requirements of the act, currently up for reauthorization, include: * Testing all students in grades three through eight and every year once in high school. * Requiring schools receiving federal funds for di sad van tag ed students and schools with a certain percentage of low-income students to make progress in test scores. * Putting any school failing to make "adequate yearly progress" on a "failing schools" list, giving parents the option of sending their children to better-performing schools in the same district.
Education Reset Garry Boulard State Legislatures; Sep 2009; 35, 8; Docstoc pg. 12 Reproduced with permission of the
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