Most Maine Schools Don't Meet NCLB Standards

Friday, October 12, 2012

Most Maine schools aren’t meeting goals set by the federal No Child Left Behind Act, according to an annual report released Thursday by the Maine Department of Education.

The results came as no surprise, and are based on a “flawed federal accountability system,” according to Department of Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen.

“Our schools are not doing worse this year than last year, but you wouldn’t know that from the way federal [Adequate Yearly Progress] lists are calculated,” Bowen said. “This is why we, like most other states, have requested flexibility to do accountability differently.”

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