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