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Jonesboro, AR - Diana Davis reports

No Child Left Behind (Pt. 2)

November 20, 2003 - Posted at 2:18 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO, AR - No one wants to be left behind.

Schools, teachers and even students began scambling to meet sweeping changes under the 'No Child Left Behind' act signed into law by President Bush in 2001.

It's designed to hold states and schools more accountable for a student's progress through such avenues as testing.

But, are these tests the best indicator of a child's progress...especially that of a student with special needs?

Small victories are a big deal for students in special education.  Dr. Dennis Campbell is an assistant professor of special education at Arkansas State University.  "It took four years for my daughter Amy to learn to spell her name," said Campbell.  "They're put into a situation where they really can't compete on level ground.  And in some cases, they can compete, but their scores are going to drag the district down."

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