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Most Elementary Schools in California Will Fail to Meet Proficiency Requirements by 2014

September 25, 2008

student doing math A study led by the University of California, Riverside shows that nearly all elementary schools in California will fail to meet the adequate yearly progress (AYP) requirements for proficiency by 2014, the year when all students in the nation need to be proficient in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics, per the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. For most schools, the greatest risk of failing AYP lies with ELA proficiency, the study finds. Full Story

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University of California - Riverside

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