The act suggested the following changes; Annual Testing: States were required to begin testing students from grades three to eight annually on reading, mathematics and science by 2008. These tests had to follow state academic standard. Moreover, in order to compare the states, every state was required to present a sample of fourth and eighth graders to participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress testing program. Academic Progress: In order to monitor the progress of an educational institution, “states were required to bring all students up to the "proficient" level on state tests by the 2013-14 school year. Individual schools had to meet state "adequate yearly progress" targets” ("No child left," 2004). Report Cards: From the start of 2002-2003 school year, states were required to provide annual report cards of school districts that would show a wide range of information on the performance of schools and achievements of students. ...Show more
NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND The ‘No Child Left Behind’ act of 2001 was passed and transformed into legislation under George Bush’s administration in 2002. It reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education act. The act virtually affected every public school in America and increased the role of federal government in the education system…
In this regard, this paper will look into some of these underlying essential ideas as brought about by people who are in the position to affect the repealing or embracing of the law. As every good law is removed or retained, this does not happen in a minute’s decision but undergoes a long process of deliberation and it is good to note that an important matter such as the NCLB is taking much thought and consideration to whatever congress will decide on.
The Commission’s report on NCLB, titles “What can we do to make education better?” triggers thought and reflection. The report itself admits that perfection in the American education system is far cry, yet steps towards excellence re under scrutiny and constant innovation.
The new law renovates the federal government's responsibility in public education by requesting America's schools to explain their achievement in terms of the progress of each student. The act encourages four improvement principles. First is to improve responsibility for the outcome of academic tests.
The overall purpose of the law is to ensure that each child in America is able to meet the high learning standards of the state where he or she lives. The specific goals of the law, as spelled out in the Federal Register issued on March 6, 2002" (No child left behind).
In this regard, this paper will look into some of these underlying essential ideas as brought about by people who are in the position to affect the repealing or embracing of the law. As every good law is removed or retained,
The action has been successful in reducing the gap between the minority and the majority as well as improving the test scores of both the minority and the majority (Tavakolian & Howell, 2012).
The no child left
Through the act, the bridge between the minority and the majority groups has been reduced. The standard test scores have also been greatly enhanced by the action through the accountability initiative program advocated by the act.
The no child left behind act of 2001 has been
ducation policy, the critics, on the other hand, refer to it as a revolutionary federal incursion flowing into the states’ historic domain which leaves too many unfunded burdens” (Barbara 2005). However, the NCLB Act increases the Federal government’s management of local