Bureau of Indian Education: Improving Interior┐s Assistance Would Aid Tribal Groups Developing Academic Accountability Systems: Congressional Testimony

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DIANE Publishing, 2009 - 15 pages
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The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA) requires states and the Dept. 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% 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 Dept. of Education, if requested. This report provides 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) fed. assistance to tribal groups pursuing alternatives. Ill.

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