ERIC Number: ED467440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Accountability Systems: Implications of Requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. CSE Technical Report.
Linn, Robert L.; Baker, Eva L.; Betebenner, Damian W.
The recently enacted No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The new law substantially increases the testing requirements for states and sets demanding accountability standards for schools, districts, and states, including the setting of measurable adequate yearly progress objectives for all students, as well as for subgroups of students defined by socioeconomic background, race/ethnicity, and English language proficiency. Issues raised by variations among states in their content standards, the rigor of their tests, and the stringency of their performance standards are illustrated. In addition, the differences in types of tests are considered, as well as provisions related to how local tests might be integrated into the system. Some suggestions are provided for leveling the playing field among states and for improving the ways in which adequate yearly progress is evaluated. (Contains 3 tables, 9 figures, and 13 references.) (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, State Programs, Test Use, Testing Programs
UCLA/Center for the Study of Evaluation, 301GSE&IS, Box 951522, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1522 . Tel: 310-206-1532.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.; National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001