NCLB - Final Regulations Released
Yesterday, Secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings, released the final regulations to NCLB.
- Uniform formula to calculate graduation rate
- Expand opportunities for participation in supplementary education services or SES.
- States must re-evaluate "n" size. It must be no larger than necessary to ensure confidentiality of individuals and statistical accuracy. This could effect AYP for the 2009-10 assessment results.
- The NCLB report card for LEAs must contain NAEP assessment results. The percentage of students at each achievement level on NAEP must be reported in the aggregate along side PSSA scores.
Click here to go directly to all 441 pages of final regulations. Go straight to page 6 for the official summary of the major changes.
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