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ERIC Number: EJ764630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1053-6728
Stepping Up to AYP
McLester, Susan
Technology & Learning, v27 n2 p20-26 Sep 2006
Many school districts are labeled "failing" under the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires schools to prove students displayed Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in math and reading for two years running. Nationwide, the figure is a startling 27 percent. As states bump up against the first deadline under the legislation, an increasingly charged atmosphere of public debate is raising a host of issues, from fears that schools' curricula are being dangerously narrowed to accusations of test score manipulation. Despite the many criticisms, proponents say NCLB's tough stance is forcing states and districts to take the action necessary to ensure all students achieve. Technology & Learning spoke with districts across the country taking on the AYP challenge. Their common thread: strong leadership and a commitment to technology-driven reform. This article details some of the technology initiatives these school districts have undertaken.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001