No Child Left Be­hind

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No Child Left Be­hind Act (NCLB): Signed into law in 2002, this fed­eral man­date has a goal of hav­ing ev­ery child in the coun­try per­form­ing on grade level by 2014.

Ad­e­quate Yearly Progress (AYP): It is a mea­sure of year-to-year stu­dent achieve­ment on statewide as­sess­ments. In el­e­men­tary and mid­dle schools, scores on the Cri­te­rion Ref­er­enced Com­pe­tency Tests stu­dents take in the spring and at­ten­dance rates are re­viewed. High schools are mea­sured by scores on grad­u­a­tion tests as well as grad­u­a­tion rates. Stu­dents are placed in sub­groups based on their race, eco­nomic dis­ad­van­tage, dis­abil­i­ties or English lan­guage learn­ers. If one sub­group fails to meet AYP it causes the school or sys­tem to fail.

Ti­tle I: The NCLB act pro­vides fed­eral funds through the Ge­or­gia De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion to lo­cal ed­u­ca­tional agen­cies (LEAs) and pub­lic schools with high num­bers or per­cent­ages of poor chil­dren to help en­sure that all chil­dren meet chal­leng­ing state aca­demic con­tent and stu­dent aca­demic achieve­ment stan­dards.

School Choice: Schools that re­ceive Ti­tle I fund­ing and that are iden­ti­fied for “school im­prove­ment” must al­low par­ents the op­por­tu­nity to trans­fer their chil­dren to a school that has not been so iden­ti­fied. Sup­ple­men­tal ser­vices such as tu­tor­ing pro­grams must also be pro­vided at the fail­ing school.

For more in­for­ma­tion about NCLB, visit www.doe.k12.ga.us.

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