Idaho schools ask feds to restart clock on NCLB sanctions

05/30/2008 | Idaho Statesman (Boise), The

The Idaho state education board this week asked the U.S. Education Department to lift NCLB sanctions imposed against hundreds of schools stemming from student performance measurements taken between 2002 and 2006, and start with a clean slate, saying the state's standards and exams were poorly aligned until the 2007 test. "It is unreasonable to label schools and districts based on student achievement data that was measured with an invalid and unreliable tool," Mike Rush, the Idaho board's executive director, wrote in a letter to the U.S. Education Department.

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