In the debate over the future of the No Child Left Behind Act, many policymakers, educators, and researchers seem to agree on one thing: The federal law’s accountability system should be rewritten so it rewards or sanctions schools on the basis of students’ academic growth. Congress, they say, should scrap the current model, which judges schools on the number of their students who are deemed proficient.
What do you think? What changes would you make to the law’s accountability system?
A version of this news article first appeared in the TalkBack blog.