Colorado has received a waiver from No Child Left Behind, and the most significant change is that the state will use its own performance framework to judge schools, and not adding NCLB’s Adequate Yearly Progress as well. My take? There will be no appreciable difference, because schools and kids and teachers will STILL be judged by the CSAP/TCAP alone. Well, I take that somewhat back. It appears the state will start using the English proficiency exam as part of the framework, which is a step in the right direction. It’s unclear, though, how much they will use it. Of course, I advocate for a complete substitution for the English reading and writing CSAPs.