Under the No Child Left Behind law, schools enter "Corrective Action" status when they fail to make "Adequate Yearly Progress" (AYP) for four years.
Schools that fail to make AYP for a fifth year move into "Corrective Action II," subjecting them to the most stringent remedies under the law.
How many schools are in Corrective Action II?
Since No Child Left Behind was enacted more than five years ago, education in the United States – not to mention the education debate – has not been the same.
Technically, the law is the 2002 version of the 42-year-old federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) with a catchy new name. But it is much more than that.
To an unprecedented degree, NCLB has expanded the reach of the federal government into local education policy and has driven what happens in classrooms, schools and districts like no law before it.