Top-scoring Florida schools not necessarily immune to federal penalties

02/12/2008 | Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Schools whose students score well on Florida's standardized test have no guarantee that their success will prevent NCLB sanctions. Because of discrepancies in how achievement is measured, some schools earning A's and B's on the state's test have still failed to make NCLB adequate yearly progress for five years and now may face restructuring. "It's difficult to explain to people," said Robin Bartleman, the Broward school board's chairwoman. "How can I be an A or B school and then I'm failing based on national standards?"

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