NCLB Reprieve

The U.S. Department of Education has approved a one-year target freeze for AYP requirements under NCLB.  From The Gazette, it appears that the proficiency rate required will remain at 80% instead of rising to 87% this year.

Presumably this means there will be no relief from SINA requirements for schools already identified, but perhaps fewer schools will be added to the SINA list this year.

See the Iowa DE news release here.