ERIC Number: ED483209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr-28
Standards and Assessments Peer Review Guidance: Information and Examples for Meeting Requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
US Department of Education
Raising academic standards for all students and measuring student achievement to hold schools accountable for educational progress are central strategies for promoting educational excellence and equity in our schools. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) reformed Federal educational programs to support State efforts to establish challenging standards, to develop aligned assessments, and to build accountability systems for districts and schools that are based on educational results. In particular, NCLB includes explicit requirements to ensure that students served by Title I are given the same opportunity to achieve to high standards and are held to the came high expectations as all other students in each state. Building on the foundation of standards and assessments required of states by the Improving America?s Schools Act of 1994 (IASA), the current NCLB requirements include high-quality academic assessments, accountability systems, teacher preparation, and training aligned with challenging state academic standards, so that students, teachers, parents, and administrators can measure progress against common expectations for students? academic achievement.
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Academic Achievement, Accountability, Federal Legislation, Teacher Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
IES Cited: ED501243