Christian County Schools Superintendent Brady Link says it will also simplify the way things are being taught.
Hopkinsville Community College President, Doctor James Selbe adds that it will ultimately help students move on to postsecondary or the job market.
Hamby says the waiver will put the focus on closing the gap, not meeting a number.
Link adds spring will be the first real test of the new system.
No Child Left Behind required states to meet 100 percent proficiency by 2014, but Kentucky will now be able to forgo this and focus on meeting the goals set in Senate Bill 1, which is geared towards closing the achievement gaps between different target groups.