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10 Quick Facts on NCLB

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3. NCLB Emphasizes Accountability for Academics

Schools are responsible for making sure that all children are learning. States develop benchmarks for math and reading proficiency, and each student and district aims to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Schools that meet AYP goals are rewarded, and schools that don't meet AYP two years in a row are labeled "in need of improvement."