Stellar schools? not so fast.
But many administrators are still frustrated. Ironically, many of those otherwise stellar schools do not meet federal guidelines for showing adequate yearly progress in state accountability tests according to No Child Left Behind. And some are even getting "F" grades on their school report cards.
The U.S. Department of Education claims this discrepancy is due to the fact that many schools base their scores on averages, instead of disaggregating data. "On average, the school is doing well but not all kids are learning what they should be learning," says Jo Ann Webb, a spokeswoman for the education department.
And while these schools are doing a good job in educating most students, they still have weak spots that need to be corrected, she adds. "I don't think a school that ... did not make AYP should beat itself up. It simply means there are areas for improvement and growth."
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|Title Annotation:||Inside the law: analyzing, debating and explaining no child left behind|
|Date:||Jun 1, 2004|
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