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Document Number: 3565

Accountability Systems: Ramifications of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 MS Word - The new Elementary and Secondary Education Act requires states to demonstrate that students are making academic progress as evidenced by annual gains in test scores. States have some flexibility in defining adequate yearly progress (AYP), but their definitions must be based on academic indicators, be technically rigorous and apply to school, district and state levels of progress. These ambitious goals will present significant challenges to states as they attempt to implement the new accountability requirements. (Robert L. Linn, Eva L. Baker, Damian W. Betebenner, Education Commission of the States, May 2002)...
Author: Robert L. Linn, Eva L. Baker, Damian W. Betebenner
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