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ERIC Number: EJ965144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1064-4474
No Child Left Behind and the Definition of Proficient: What Should School Leaders in California Know about the Definition of Proficient?
James-Ward, Cheryl
Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, v20 p109-115 2008
With the enactment of No Child Left Behind, districts across the country have been consumed with ensuring that students are proficient in math and reading. However, by the very nature of the law, the definition of "proficient" varies from state to state as well as within states. Since countless resources are being poured into this endeavor and since there are extreme sanctions for schools and districts that are not meeting the Annual Measurable Objective (AMO), which dictates the percentage of students that must be proficient each year, the definition should be clear.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001