States that applied in the second round of bidding for waivers from some requirements of No Child Left Behind did better than many first-round applicants of explaining their plans to meet the needs of English-language learners and students in special education, this analysis shows. However, of 26 states that applied in the second round, just nine met requirements for implementing new teacher-evaluation systems and fewer than 50% are incorporating subjects other than reading and math as part of their school-accountability systems, analysts found.

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