ERIC Number: ED478378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
No Child Left Behind: A Guide for Small and Rural Districts.
National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, VA.; American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.
The 2002 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, known as No Child Left Behind, significantly expands the role of the federal government in elementary and secondary education and has important implications for rural and small schools. This guide examines 15 areas of the legislation that will have the greatest impact on rural and small schools. A section on each area contains the language of the legislation, information on policy implications for states and districts, and descriptions of specific practices and concerns related to implementation in rural districts. Sections cover requirements for annual assessment, testing of limited-English-proficient students, adequate yearly progress, school choice provisions, supplemental services, qualifications of paraprofessionals, parental notification and involvement, fully qualified teachers, school and district report cards, private school provisions, professional development, the Rural Education Achievement Program, options under preparing/training teachers, enhancing education through the Technology Act of 2001, and transferability of federal funds between programs. A final section lists nine related resources. (SV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Government School Relationship, Professional Development, Rural Schools, School Choice, School Districts, Small Schools, Student Evaluation
For full text: http://www.aasa.org/government_relations/rural/NCLB_and_rural_schools.PDF.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, VA.; American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001