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.
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.
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