Published Online: March 20, 2013
Updated: February 25, 2014

NCLB Waivers: A State-by-State Breakdown

The Obama administration announced in 2011 it would award waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act to states that agreed to adopt certain education ideas, such as teacher evaluations tied to student test scores. In exchange, states would get flexibility from some of the core tenets of the law, such as that 100 percent of students be proficient in math and reading by 2014.

Here's the latest on states' waiver status—including if they have a waiver and whether their teacher-evaluation systems have been approved. Also included is whether a state has an additional waiver to avoid double testing students, and a one-year extension for fully implementing teacher-evaluation systems. States whose waivers have been placed on "high-risk" status by the Education Department are also flagged.

Source: U.S. Department of Education | Reporter: Michele McNeil | Design and Programming: Chienyi Cheri Hung, Doris Nhan, Lauren Williams
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