ERIC Number: ED484706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Revisiting Statewide Educational Accountability Under NCLB: A Summary of State Requests in 2003-2004 for Amendments to State Accountability Plans
Fast, Ellen Forte; Erpenbach, William J.
Council of Chief State School Officers
The purpose of this document is to summarize the predominant issues presented by states in their requests to amend their state accountability plans to date. This paper is intended to summarize areas on the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation's accountability requirements where states sought substantive changes to their accountability plans or have sought targeted technical assistance. Section I of this document presents an introduction and develops the background related to this paper. Section II describes the central issues addressed in the amendments proposed by states. Section III offers a set of conclusions reached as a result of the review of states? accountability workbook amendments and ED's responses. Also identified are "unanticipated approvals" and amendment requests awaiting ED decisions. Appendix A provides a summary of ED's State Accountability Workbook Decisions that Changed Between 2002 and 2004. Appendix B explains the 10 principles states were asked by ED to describe in their accountability plans.
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Accountability, Statewide Planning, Federal Legislation, Technical Assistance, Accountability, Compliance (Legal)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.