May you tell me if my ideas on NCLB and AYP are correct? And if not, where did I go wrong? No Child Left Behind was enacted to increase accountability in schools to ensure all students were meeting rigorous state standards. Some of the measures used are standardized tests results that are broken down according to demographics. States can receive funding to help them reach adequate yearly progress (also reported by demographics). Schools must reach the state's goal within 12 years. Students from 4-8th grade must also show proficiency in reading and math on a national test. If schools/school districts fail to make AYP sanctions will result up to and including loss of accreditation.