Obama to Reign in NCLB…Hopefully

From the Washington Post:

The Obama administration will seek to scrap a key metric in the eight-year-old No Child Left Behind law — the standard of “adequate yearly progress” for public schools — as it develops a new formula to hold schools accountable for student performance, according to a budget document made public Monday.

Under the law, schools are rated on how many of their students pass state reading and math tests. Target pass rates rise each year toward a standard of universal proficiency by 2014 for all groups — a goal experts have long called utopian.

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