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No Child Left Behind could be no-more for Alabama

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Alabama State School Superintendent wants to end No Child Left Behind. Alabama State School Superintendent wants to end No Child Left Behind.
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

The Alabama State School Superintendent wants to end No Child Left Behind. Dr. Tommy Bice said he'll ask the Alabama Department of Education to support him in freezing the benchmark system.

Huntsville City Schools said they are onboard with this plan. This year, they already started to implement a new plan. Huntsville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Casey Wardynski said Dr. Bice's comments on No Child Left Behind did not surprise him.

Dr. Wardynski said Alabama is not the first state to question the education program and try to break away from it. The education program requires students to take state wide math and reading tests to determine the school's success. Although they'll look at this year's results, the tests don't always tell the district what's really going on in the classroom.

"Frankly those results are going to be way too late to shape what we do next year. We've been looking at growth every nine weeks in our schools through computer adaptive assessments," said Dr. Wardynski.

If the State Board of Education backs the plan to remove No Child Left Behind, the proposal will then move onto the U.S. Department of Education.

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