Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Pennsylvania Seeking Alternative To AYP Scoring

The AP (5/20, Niederberger) reports that Pennsylvania districts will be able to abandon the AYP system if the state is granted an NCLB waiver. The piece explains how AYP is determined, and relates Congress’ inaction on reauthorizing ESEA and ED’s subsequent initiation of the waiver program. Noting that Pennsylvania applied for a waiver at the end of February, the AP reports that the state “wants to use a newly devised Pennsylvania School Performance Profile as the basis for the scoring system that would be used to assess public schools.”

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