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UPDATE: Iowa asks for waiver from No Child Left Behind

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

Iowa is formally asking for a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Education Department Director Jason Glass says the federal law relies too much on standardized test scores and is too rigid. Iowa's proposal includes ACT or SAT testing requirements for 11th grade students planning to attend college. Other students would take career readiness exams. 

The plan relies on the legislature to pass education reforms this session. If new student testing requirements and teacher evaluations proposed by Governor Terry Branstad aren't passed, Glass says he will withdraw the state's waiver application.

President Barack Obama has granted No Child Left Behind waivers to 11 states.

 




 

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