Growth models changing how schools measure progress

07/8/2007 | NYTimes.com

Increasingly popular "growth models," in which individual student progress is measured, rather than comparing this year's class to the last, showed one district where top students improved less than other students in the past two years and another where mainstreaming was improving scores among students with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Education has allowed nine states to pilot such models, but some are pushing to amend NCLB to allow such models in any state.

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