The numbers are in and Grafton Schools did not make adequate annual
yearly progress...at Century Elementary School, Central Middle School, and the
Grafton School Superintendent Jack Maus explains the numbers.
Maus says this year it's required to be 100-percent proficiency. Even though
Grafton has shown growth over the last few years, not all of our students from
the sub-groups are at 100-percent proficiency.
Maus says there's going to be one more year of AYP, as it's called.
There will be a new federal education bill.
Maus says No Child Left Behind has had definite positives and definite
negatives. He says the positives include a renewed concentration on what's been
taught, how it's taught, and it's improved curriculum assessment.
The negative is it's impossible to score 100-percent student proficiency in
Maus says whatever replaces No Child Left Behind should measure real student
growth, not a standardized test. He says to get true proficiency, show each year
the students increase in math, reading, and science but by a growth model, not a
Maus says there should be continued testing of that group to monitor its