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Document Number: 10591

Continuing to Expose and Close Achievement Gaps - No Child Left Behind made progress by requiring states and districts to report academic achievement by subgroups so aggregate scores couldn't mask underachievement. Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility takes that further by allowing states to decide for themselves how resources can best be targeted to those most in need. Many approved states use "triggers" for early intervention. In Indiana, school performance is judged partly by subgroup performance and how subgroup achievement compares statewide.(U.S. Department of Education, December 2012)...

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