Most school administrators, teachers and staff members are not looking forward to 2014.
That’s the year when, according to the federal No Child Left Behind law, all students in all public school districts must meet the proficient level on the state assessments used for adequate yearly progress. Specifically how AYP is calculated varies by state, but the one constant is its mandate of 100 percent compliance.
Nobody in public education today takes issue with this goal. But the expectation that any district will achieve it seems unrealistic, many educators have said. If one student has a poor showing