Its not just 70% of all of the kids. It is 70% of EACH sub-group of students, defined by the federal government. Every school does not have the same number of subgroups therefore their targets are not quite the same. So, this article is definitely not totally true. Oh, and out of those those sub-groups, if even ONE of the groups do not reach that 70% plateau, then that means your school "failed", so for a school that may have 16 targets and they get 15 out of 16, that means the school "failed", but if a school only had 6 targets and got them all, then that means the school met AYP. It is RIDICULOUS! More people need to be educated on the overall process---that much I will say.
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