Bureau of Indian Education Schools

Bureau of Indian Education Schools

Improving Interior's Assistance Would Help Some Tribal Groups Implement Academic Accountability Systems : Report to Congressional Requesters

Printed Ephemera - 2008
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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 meeting 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. 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 other tribal groups have not done so; and (3) federal assistance to tribal groups developing alternatives. To obtain this information, GAO interviewed tribal groups, federal officials, and state education officials; conducted site visits to BIE schools; and reviewed laws, regulations, and other relevant documents.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2008]
Branch Call Number: GA 1.13:GAO-08-679
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ii, 37 p.) : maps

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