Originally Posted By: Thomas Percy

Even if being the floor is the intention, the implementation in many places have treated as the ceiling. A very unfortunate development.

In our district, I know of one K - 8 that reduced from two years possible acceleration to one and another that reduced from one to zero. The rationale in both cases was that the standards are tougher and will require more time and effort to teach and learn. That this implies that for typical schools there should be a similar negative one year hit, indicating that in these school students will end up a year behind, seems to be lost on the administration.