AYP waiver for Ala. schools

Alabama's superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice has announced the state has received a waiver from the Annual Yearly Progress Report.

AYP is the government's way of measuring how each school is doing under the No Child Left Behind Act.

State and school leaders in Alabama have complained about the system for years.

The federal government will let Alabama schools use the same scoring system from last year for the next two years, meaning the hurdle doesn't get any higher for the scoring system.

It will also give the state time to try to come up with a system that measures student growth.

Bice said the waiver will give school systems a chance to pause and begin work on something bigger and greater.

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