Charts: Incentives for Excellence

December 06, 2004 | Corrected: February 22, 2019 1 min read

Corrected: After the report “Taking Root” went to press, new information became available. The online version of this report has been updated with the new information.

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The No Child Left Behind Act requires states to penalize Title I schools that consistently fail to make “adequate yearly progress.” Far fewer states have rewards and sanctions for all their public schools, and fewer still apply Title I sanctions, such as transfers.

Accountability Measures

Notes: Data represent the 2004-05 school year. The District of Columbia is included in the analysis.
Total state count=51. States are counted only if accountability measures are applied to both Title I and non-Title I schools.

SOURCE: Education Week Research Center, 2004

Types of sanctions