No Child Left Behind (Free Tutoring)

ABC Learn, inc. is a California state approved provider of No Child Left Behind services. We have contracts with Los Angeles Unified School District, Centinela Valley Union High School District, Pomona Unified School District, and Compton Unified School District to name a few. Through this program, we have successfully raised literacy levels of thousands of children in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. All reading programs are based upon the principles of neurolinguistics, which incorporates all learning methods and brain patterning processes that has been proven to be the most successful way to learn a sound/symbol in language.

NCLB includes the following requirements:

• States must test every student's progress according to specified academic standards. The law currently requires all schools to administer tests in each of three grade spans: grades 3 - 5, grades 6 – 9, and grades 10 - 12. Beginning in the 2005-06 school year, tests must be administered every year in grades 3 - 8 and once in grades 10 - 12 for mathematics and reading. Beginning in the 2007-08 school year, science will also be tested.

• Each state, district, and school is expected to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) (see the section Adequate Yearly Progress below for more information). Test results measure the progress of all students, including students who are economically disadvantaged, racial or ethnic minorities, disabled, or have limited English proficiency.

• School and district performance is publicly reported in district and state report cards. Individual school results are also included on the district report cards.

• If a Title I school or district fails to make AYP for two or more consecutive years, it is identified for Program Improvement (see the section Program Improvement for further information).

Adequate Yearly Progress

In January 2003 the California State Board of Education adopted a new definition of AYP. All schools, districts, and numerically significant subgroups are required to make AYP each year. In order for any school or district to make AYP for 2003, the school or district must have:

• A sufficient proportion of its students performing at or above the proficient level on the statewide assessments overall and for each significant subgroup.

• At least a 95 percent student participation rate in the statewide assessments overall and for each significant subgroup

• A 2003 growth in Academic Performance Index (API) score of 560 or more or at least one point of growth

• A graduation rate that increases one-tenth of a percent each year for high schools and for districts with high school students until the school reaches 100 percent