Schools to Track Academics of Military Children

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(WTNH) — A new federal law will track how students in military families perform in school.

The Day reports the Every Student Succeeds Act, which fixes and upgrades the No Child Left Behind Bill, will monitor the students’ grades, attendance, standardized test scores, and graduation rates, among others. Each student in a military family will receive a “military student identifier,” which will identify the students and allow the academic metrics to be tracked. The students’ information will be considered as a group, rather than individually. Every Student Succeeds Act will go into effect during the 2017-2018 school year.

There’s no word yet from the state Department of Education about how the regulations will affect Connecticut’s military children, including the nearly 4,000 in New London County alone.

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