Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP):
--The guidelines fail to distinguish between successful schools and unsuccessful schools
--Between schools under-performing in just one area vs. schools likely to need a complete overhaul
--Does not give credit for student growth toward a high standard
--Need to establish AYP levels which make a distinction between struggling schools and those needing only limited assistance
O'Lear, Mike and Dahl, Bettina
"Main Points of Objections to the "No Child Left Behind","
The Mathematics Enthusiast: Vol. 5
, Article 17.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umt.edu/tme/vol5/iss2/17