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Document Number: 8676

The Accountability Illusion--Executive Summary - This study examines the NCLB accountability systems and the basic AYP rules for 28 states as they operate in practice. They selected 36 schools (half elementary and half middle) that vary by size, achievement, diversity and so on and determined which would or would not make AYP when evaluated under each state's accountability rules. In other words, if the school made AYP Ohio were relocated to Washington, would that same school also make AYP there and what does that say about the effectiveness of NCLB in ensuring that all students attain proficiency. (Thomas B. Fordham Institute, February 2009)...


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