Lamar Alexander, a U.S. Senator from Tennessee, asked groups in the education world to submit their comments and concerns about draft legislation for rewriting the No Child Left Behind Act. Here are some of the responses.
The American Federation of Teachers wants to keep annual assessments only for the purpose of accountability for certain grades.
A coalition of disabilities, business, and civil rights organizations want a new version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to continue requiring annual assessments and disaggregation of student data.
The Large Countywide and Suburban District Consortium wants to keep annual state wide assessments, but allow for district experimentation thorough local pilot projects.