Education Waivers in Georgia

By: Dorie Turner, Associated Press
By: Dorie Turner, Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- August 13, 2011

Georgia may soon be able to overhaul how it measures success in public education after a decade of leaning on standardized test scores to determine whether schools are meeting federal benchmarks.
State education officials plan to apply next month for a waiver
from federal No Child Left Behind requirements. State schools
Superintendent John Barge tells The Associated Press that he wants
to add a long list of measures to the formula Georgia uses to
determine whether a school passes muster.
That list will likely include scores on ACT and SAT college
entrance exams, performance on tests for Advancement Placement and success in career tech classes like automotive repair. It also
could include how students perform in dual enrollment classes where they earn both high school and college credit.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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