ERIC Number: ED467523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: A Quick Key to Reading.
North Central Regional Educational Lab., Naperville, IL.
After an 3-year period of debate and consideration, Congress has reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Signed into law by President Bush in January 2001, the "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) Act of 2001 will bring many significant changes to schools nationwide. The purpose of this brochure is to help educators in schools and districts understand the basics of what NCLB means for their reading programs. While NCLB reading programs focus primarily on Prekindergarten through Grade 3, NCLB also requires that students in Grades 4 through 12 make adequate yearly progress toward meeting state reading standards. The brochure lists the following NCLB reading programs: (1) Reading First; (2) Early Reading First; (3) William F. Goodling Even Start Literacy Programs; (4) Improving Literacy through School Libraries; and (5) Reading Is Fundamental-Inexpensive Book Distribution Program. It also cites five key concepts for understanding NCLB reading programs and discusses improving students' reading in Grades 3-6 through NCLB; improving students' reading in upper grades; and improving students' reading through NCLB-key questions to answer. (NKA)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Skills, State Standards
NCREL, 1120 E. Diehl Rd., Suite 200, Naperville, IL 60563. Tel: 800-356-2735 (Toll Free); Web Site: http://ncrel.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Naperville, IL.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001