In case anyone didn’t see my story about the release of test scores for students on Wednesday, Aug. 29, you can check it out here.
The bulk of the story actually deals with a change in how those test results will be used. Washington state got a waiver from No Child Left Behind, which required that schools make “adequate yearly progress” every year on test scores. The goal was to have 100 percent of students meeting standards by 2014.
Now schools will have to meet annual measurable objectives, which identify schools and groups of students that need help. Rather than imposing sanctions like AYP did, AMO will allow districts to put a certain amount of money toward schools that need improvement.
What do you think of the change?