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Editorial: AYP results losing power

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It's funny and touching when Lake Wobegone's creator says, "all the children are above average" in the fictional town. But when test scores come back with that finding in the real world, people wonder if there's something wrong with the test.

Likewise when the scores say all the children are below average. Such a test would lose its credibility if those results came back year after year. And that's the problem with No Child Left Behind's measurement of Adequate Yearly Progress.

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