Government: 27% of schools fell short of NCLB goals

03/29/2006 | Washington Post, The

Preliminary data from the U.S. Education Department reveals at least 24,470 schools nationwide, or 27%, did not make "adequate yearly progress" in 2004-05, up one point from the previous year. While the Bush administration insists schools are improving under NCLB, some critics say progress statistics are meaningless, because states have control over both their tests and the formulas they use to calculate AYP.

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