In operation, our patented methodology takes the average percentage of students testing as proficient in reading and math on the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) state-specific test and subtracts the percentage of students in that state who passed the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), either in total or for these specific subjects. This subtraction produces a gap value that is then subtracted from each school and school district’s NCLB proficiency percentages. Once the NCLB results are adjusted, the schools and the school districts nationwide are then ranked relative to one another. 

As a result, the method and system of the present invention provides a curve that brings all individual schools and every school district to a nationally comparable rating based on the NCLB testing results.