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July 24, 2002, Secretary Rod Paige sent
a letter to state and local education leaders throughout the nation
about the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) provisions of the No
Child Left Behind Act.
"Ensuring that schools are held accountable for all students meeting state standards is central to this bipartisan law's goal of ensuring that no child is left behind," said Paige. "Under this historic law, schools must measure and report on overall student performance and the achievement of various groups of students. With this level of diagnosis and the valuable information state and local leaders, parents and others will soon have, we can all work together to ensure that all students succeed and that the achievement gap is closed, once and for all."
& Districts Have More Flexibility
new definition of AYP will help states and districts accurately identify
which schools need improvement and where they should focus their resources
beginning in the 2003-04 school year.
The No Child Left Behind Act
No Child Left Behind Act will have a big impact on your child's
education. You need to learn about this new law so we collected resources
to help you get started.
Child Left Behind Act - What Does It Mean to You? Comprehensive
article about the No Child Left Behind Act; includes links to brochures
and fact sheets.
Fact Sheets: These fact sheets provide important information
- and it's hard for the school to argue with the U. S. Department
About Reading Achievement: More than 60% of 12th grade students
are not proficient readers - they do not have the reading skills they
need in life. NCLB Act requires schools to provide teachers with up-to-date
information about how to use scientific-based research to teach reading
and to actually use these methods and related material in the classroom.
Child Left Behind Electronic Newsletter: Subscribe
to this newsletter, get information and updates about the No Child
Left Behind Act.
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