A little policy talk

Education Week’s Politics K-12 blog shared details on a bill to reauthorize the NCLB Act.  The draft legislative language will not be released until next week so many of the details are not firm but here are the general ideas:

  • More flexibility with regards to accountability – no set achievement targets (i.e. all proficient by 20XX).  Schools just need to show “continuous improvement”.
  • Intervention options for the lowest-performing schools would look similar to SIG models.
  • A new category of schools for interventions – those with the largest achievement gaps
  • States would have to adopt college and career ready standards
  • States would have to set English-Language proficiency standards
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