To date, the Department of Education has approved waivers from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) for 34 states and the District of Columbia. These waivers allow states to set new academic performance targets for their students, as long as they make substantial gains in reducing the achievement gap in six years. Because of this, 23 states have now set targets that vary by race.
In the map below:
States that have academic performance targets that do not vary by race.
States that have academic performance targets that do vary by race.
States that do not currently have a waiver. They are still required by NCLB to have 100% of their students test proficient in reading and math by 2014.
Click on the states to see examples of the new performance targets for White, Hispanic and Black students.