ERIC Number: ED478165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
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Implementing the No Child Left Behind Act: The Potential for a "Perfect Storm".
Goertz, Margaret E.
This paper focuses on the challenges that states face as they implement the accountability provisions of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, particularly those related to the identification and assistance of schools in need of improvement. Studies are underway that examine the implementation of some NCLB sanctions, such as the supplemental services requirement. This paper begins by looking at the status of state assessment and accountability prior to the enactment of the NCLB to give readers a sense of the types and extent of changes required of states. The second section describes the early implementation of the NCLB accountability provisions, primarily the development and approval of state accountability plans, and raises a number of design and implementation issues that states face. The last section identifies three factors--the lack of fiscal resources, limited human resources, and potentially the identification of a large number of schools for assistancethat may create the conditions for a "Perfect Storm." (Contains 35 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001