Minnesota is one of 11 states appealing to the federal government for a No Child Left Behind waiver request that could alter the criteria used for measuring a school's success. National officials say more information is necessary to determine how schools should be measured.
Will Minnesota's new school assessments be an improvement over No Child Left Behind?
The state has developed new ways to measure school performance if a requested waiver from No Child Left Behind is approved. The Education Commissioner thinks they'll be fairer and more accurate. A state business leader thinks they'll "destroy the accountability system for schools."