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Eight States Advance for Growth-Model Pilot

By David J. Hoff — March 20, 2007 1 min read
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A panel of experts will review eight states’ applications to participate in the Department of Education’s experiment with a new way of calculating adequate yearly progress, or AYP, under the No Child Left Behind Act

Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings has forwarded the proposals to the peer-review panel formed to evaluate the quality of the latest round of applications in the growth-model project.

Under the pilot project, states receive approval to define AYP based on methods that track students’ academic growth over time. The standard accountability system under the federal law requires states to make AYP calculations by comparing the test scores of groups of students against the students in the same grade during the previous year.

The panel will review applications from Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

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A version of this article appeared in the March 21, 2007 edition of Education Week

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