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ERIC Number: ED508803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar-11
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
How Many Schools Have Not Made Adequate Yearly Progress under the No Child Left Behind Act?
Dietz, Shelby
Center on Education Policy
The Center on Education Policy, an independent nonprofit organization, collected and analyzed data from state Web sites and other sources to determine how many schools in the nation and in each state did not make adequate yearly progress (AYP) under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Findings of the study include: (1) About one-third of U.S. public schools did not make AYP in school year 2008-09; (2) In nine states and the District of Columbia, at least half the public schools did not make AYP in 2008-09. In a majority of the states (35 including D.C.), at least one-fourth of the schools did not make AYP; and (3) The percentage of public schools not making AYP varied greatly by state, from 6% in Wisconsin to 77% in Florida. These differences among states do not necessarily reflect the quality of the schools; rather, they are likely due to state variations in standards, tests, cut scores for proficient performance on those tests, and methods for calculating AYP. (Contains 4 footnotes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: George Gund Foundation; Phi Delta Kappa International
Authoring Institution: Center on Education Policy
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001