Argument: NCLB does not track progress of individual students
"Commentary: No Child Left Behind needs revision". McClatchy. December 11, 2008 - "schools should be judged on whether each child progresses from one year to the next, which is called a 'growth model.' It asks, did the child's knowledge and skills grow at least one year's worth? Are children who are behind getting enough attention to help them catch up? Those are the important questions, not whether this third grade scores better than the previous year's third-grade class [under no child left behind]."