VT To Seek Federal Education Rule Waiver

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The Vermont Department of Education is planning to ask the federal government for a waiver from being held to the achievement standards of the No Child Left Behind Act.

Deputy Education Commissioner Rae Ann Knopf says Vermont’s waiver request will not seek to do away with standardized testing used to measure progress, but it will seek to introduce additional measures to judge school performance.

She tells the Burlington Free Press the goal will be to move to a system that recognizes the good work that’s being done in schools and better identifies where additional support is needed for students, teachers and schools.

Last year only 28 percent of Vermont schools met federal performance benchmarks in 2010 under the No Child Left Behind Act.

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