Georgia is one of 11 states that have asked the U.S. Department of Education for some relief from the No Child Left Behind act.
The state formally submitted its application on Monday, according to the Georgia Department of Education . Instead, the state has requested a new accountability plan, which has been developed over the past 18 months, be allowed to be implemented. The College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) would measure the extent to which a school, school district and the state are achieving student preparedness, among other things.
“Through Georgia’s College and Career Ready Performance Index, we will be able to use multiple indicators to determine a school’s overall impact on our students,” Superintendent John Barge said in a release. “This approach will do more to ensure that the K-12 experience provides students with the academic preparation to compete globally, as well as the career development skills aligned with the evolving requirements of our workforce.”
The Associated Press reports that Georgia, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Tennessee are all among the firsts states to seek early exemption from the act.