Post Tagged with: "No Child Left Behind"

Tennessee NCLB Waiver Praised in Comparison to Other States

December 28, 2011 at 7:17 am

About half of the nation’s states have either applied or are planning to apply for waivers to the No Child Left Behind Law. A pair of studies agree that the alternate proposals for holding schools accountable tend to be overly complex. But one is pointing to Tennessee’s waiver application as an example of how a state can challenge itself while still keeping its goals clear and understandable.

Tennessee Redirected to Official Path for NCLB Waiver

October 14, 2011 at 5:53 am

Tennessee was the first state that turned to the federal government and asked for leniency under No Child Left Behind. Now that the Department of Education has created a formal process, Tennessee will have to start over with its request.

Alexander Proposes Changes to No Child Left Behind

September 14, 2011 at 2:24 pm

The No Child Left Behind education law is up for renewal this year. Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander has joined several of his Republican colleagues in sponsoring legislation that would make radical changes.

Metro Schools Tally of Struggling Schools Rises

Metro Schools Tally of Struggling Schools Rises

August 1, 2011 at 5:23 pm

The number of Metro schools in trouble under No Child Left Behind has shot up from 32 to 55. But district officials say the test data shows plenty to be happy about.

Tennessee Requests Waiver from No Child Left Behind

July 29, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Tennessee has filed for a waiver from the No Child Left Behind act. The federal law requires a certain percentage of students to make what is considered Adequate Yearly Progress.

TCAP Score Improvement Likely Not Enough for Metro

July 8, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Metro Nashville School’s test scores are about 5 percent better than last year, but that improvement probably isn’t enough to meet targets set by No Child Left Behind.

Flood Gives MNPS Grace Period

January 7, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Last May’s flooding disrupted year-end tests given in Metro Schools, but the catastrophic rain event might have saved the district from penalties under No Child Left Behind. Test results were released Friday.

NCLB Results for Schools Delayed

December 15, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Tennessee families have to wait until next month to find out if their schools are meeting the requirements of No Child Left Behind.

State Board of Education Approves Benchmark Shift

July 29, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Last year, elementary schools needed 86 percent of students to make the grade in math. This year, they’ll only need 20 percent to reach proficiency. There will be similar changes at every grade level and subject area.

Campaign Begins to Explain Coming Drop in Test Scores

July 19, 2010 at 5:25 am

A public relations blitz begins this week as the state’s top official tries to explain why standardized test scores are going to go down – way down.

Approaching Cliff of Higher Standards, Ed Officials Consider Slow Down

July 16, 2010 at 6:52 am

Tennessee’s public schools are scheduled to bump up testing standards this fall to align with other states. Education officials say the historic move could have unintended consequences, and they’re now considering a slow down.

Vanderbilt Dean Testifies During Congressional Hearing

April 19, 2010 at 8:11 am

A Vanderbilt University professor told Congressional lawmakers that the proper education of teachers, as well as students, is the key to creating a No Child Left Behind system that will have greater impact across the country.

Metro Schools Seeking Kids For Free Tutoring

September 21, 2009 at 7:24 am

Fourteen thousand Metro students are eligible for free tutoring and right now only a handful, 460, are signed up for it.

Metro Schools Meet State Standards

July 22, 2009 at 7:27 pm

Nashville Schools avoided a takeover, as students met state standards this spring- something they’ve failed to do for the last five years.

High Priority Schools Make Improvements

July 22, 2009 at 7:21 pm

The State Department of Education says test scores from the spring show across the board improvements in Tennessee schools.

Register, Fox Intend to Increase Use of Value-Added Assessment

July 9, 2009 at 5:41 am

Metro Schools officials want to ramp up the use of student performance data when making decisions about how to improve instruction.