Meeting AYP or Government Standards -- Why Teachers and Administrators Are Not to Blame

By Laura Robb on March 29, 2012
  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12

All over the nation school administrators and teachers are being blamed for students not making AYP or not meeting government standards in one area. In fact, I know of schools that are high performing but have 2 to 10 students who haven’t made AYP in two years designated as failing schools. Too often students who don’t make AYP are English language learners, barely can read or write English, or are struggling special education students. Many have made progress, but not at the rigid government levels. It would be a national disgrace if half or more of the nation’s public schools were designated as failing while ignoring the good many do.

Please share your experiences and thoughts.

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