Controversial parts of the no child left behind act are no longer the law. President Obama signed a new law supporters believe will help more children succeed in school. Dougherty County School administrators think the new law is a step in the right direction.
The new law says that students are not judged by their standardized testing scores but by their overall performance in school. Administrators say that will allow students to focus more on their work, keep them from getting so nervous during testing, and help them succeed in school.
"They get nervous some of them get sick its just a lot of pressure put on them and I think this bill will help to alleviate some of that," said Monica Perry, media specialists teacher at Radium Middle School.
And administrators say the new law won't only relieve stress from students, before the new act was passed many teachers compensation was affected by how well students performed on their testing scores.
"Its a good think for teachers I believe because I think teachers are unfairly sometimes they do their very dead level best they can and then the test scores come out and the assessments come out and its like wow its really frustrating for teachers," said J.D Sumner.
School administrators say they are happy that students will be graded by their overall performance in school.