Since success of some of the goals and performance indicators are based on results of the State assessments, a brief explanation is needed. Beginning Spring 2008, the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (MCT2), the revised English II, and the revised Algebra I Subject-Area Tests were administered. (Biology I and U.S. History will be revised at a later date.) The MCT2 is the measure of student achievement in Reading/Language Arts and Mathematics in grades 3-8 and serves as the basis for State accountability designed to meet the federal testing requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), 2001. Likewise, as part of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Title I requirements, all students who are enrolled in Algebra I and English II (multiple-choice only) for the first time must be tested.  The scores of all these first-time test takers must be included in the annual report cards and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) calculations to comply with the federal law.