Not that test scores or NCLB are the best thing since sliced bread, but there's a perception that NCLB punishes lots of schools for failing to make AYP year after year, even when schools are almost meeting the mark. I don't think that's the case.
There's lots of wiggle room in the AYP calculations, and, as this EdWeek chart shows, more than half of the schools who fail to make AYP miss on two or more subgroups. A full third of them miss on ALL of the subgroups. Less than a quarter of schools miss AYP because of just one subgroup. For more see the article .
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