ERIC Number: ED477723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Implications of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 for Teacher Education. ERIC Digest.
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) amends and changes programs from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Although the main component of this bill is Title I, it also highlights teacher education quality. NCLB was accompanied, for fiscal year 2002, by the largest increase ever in federal education aid, targeting federal resources to support state and local school improvement efforts for children most at risk, with an emphasis on reading instruction. This Digest presents definitions used in Title IX: highly qualified teacher, beginning teacher, professional development, core academic subjects, and scientifically based research. It describes accountability, explaining that states receiving Title I aid through NCLB must develop yearly report cards documenting students' success in meeting NCLB achievement goals. States must also advise the federal government of the number of teachers who are not fully licensed, are teaching under an emergency credential or license waiver, and are not teaching in the field in which they were prepared and have demonstrated competence. Districts must offer parents information on the professional qualifications of classroom teachers. In November 2002, the Department of Education released its final regulations regarding NCLB, clarifying that states can integrate adequate yearly progress into their existing accountability systems and that all core subject teachers must be highly qualified by 2005-06. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Beginning Teachers, Educational Legislation, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Poverty, Preservice Teacher Education, Reading Skills, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Qualifications
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teaching and Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001