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US Government Accountability Office

The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA) requires states and the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) to define and determine whether schools are making adequate yearly progress (AYP) toward the goal of 100 percent academic proficiency. To address tribes' needs for cultural preservation, NCLBA allows tribal groups to waive all or part of BIE's definition of AYP and propose an alternative, with technical assistance from BIE and the Department of Education, if requested. The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) is providing information on the extent of (1) BIE schools' adoption of BIE's definition of AYP; (2) tribal groups pursuit of alternatives and their reasons, as well as reasons for not pursuing alternatives; and (3) federal assistance to tribal groups pursuing alternatives. To prepare this testimony, GAO relied primarily on information from a recent GAO report, GAO-08-679, and contacted BIE officials for updates on actions taken in response to GAO's prior recommendations. (Contains 4 tables and 26 footnotes.)

Descriptors: Court Litigation, Public Speaking, American Indian Education, Tribes, Federal Programs, Federal Legislation, Government School Relationship, Federal Indian Relationship, Trust Responsibility (Government), Cultural Maintenance, Alternative Assessment, Educational Indicators, Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Improvement

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Author: Ashby, Cornelia

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=6263&id=ED502641







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