ERIC Number: ED481838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Educational Accountability under NCLB. Central Issues Arising from An Examination of State Accountability Workbooks and U.S. Department of Education Reviews under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Erpenbach, William J.; Forte-Fast, Ellen; Potts, Abigail
This paper provides, in summary form, a discussion of the central issues arising from an examination of State Accountability Workbooks prepared for Peer Reviews through the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and subsequent approval discussions made by ED. These issues have their genesis in requirements set forth under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) and attendant regulations and policy. In large measure, they reflect areas where states have faced noteworthy challenges or have chosen to "push the envelope" in their development of statewide educational accountability systems. In addition, the paper focuses entirely on the Title I Accountability requirements of NCLB and does not directly address the standards, assessments, program, or fiscal requirements of the law. The paper is based on information available through June 2003 and was finalized in cooperation with member states of both the Accountability Systems and Reporting and Comprehensive Assessment Systems State Collaboratives on Assessment and Student Standards. The document concludes with a list of nonnegotiable issues, areas where some states have tried to push the envelope with respect to NCLB requirements and Ed has almost consistently ruled against them. One appendix lists references and resources, and the other lists the 10 principles for accountability systems from ED. (Contains 3 tables and 15 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001