Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on May 20, 2013 @ 7:14PM
Created on May 20, 2013 @ 4:59PM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Education has approved West Virginia's waiver request from the federal education accountability law.
The West Virginia Department of Education announced Monday the reprieve from the law, better known as No Child Left Behind. Officials planned to discuss the matter at a news conference later Monday.
When announcing plans to seek a waiver in February 2012, then-state Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple said it would give the state the flexibility to offer a well-rounded curriculum that will not focus on standardized test scores. The state wanted to develop a new accountability system that would measure each student's growth from the beginning of the school year to the end.
The federal education law aims for all children to meet grade-level reading and math standards by 2014.
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