ERIC Number: ED499040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: N/A
Impact of No Child Left Behind on English Language Learners. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Early Childhood Elementary and Secondary Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. U.S. House of Representatives. One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session (March 23, 2007). Serial Number 110-14
US House of Representatives
This document records testimony regarding the Department of Education's slow pace in providing States the assistance they require to implement No Child Left Behind's provisions for English Language Learners (ELLs) and the status of recent efforts to correct that; practices for training teachers of ELL students and for improving their academic achievement; and from a bilingual public school in Washington D.C.. The chairman expressed hope that the hearing would help members better understand which issues require better implementation of No Child Left Behind and which might be addressed by changes to the law itself, particularly with regard to testing. Statements are included from: Honorable Michael N. Castle, Senior Republican Member, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education; Honorable Reuben Hinojosa, Congressional Representative from Texas; Honorable Dale E. Kildee, Chairman, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education; Honorable Robert C. Scott, Congressional Representative from Virginia; Cornelia M. Ashby, Director of Education, Workforce, and Income Security Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office; Marta Guzman, Principal, Oyster Bilingual Elementary School; Francisca Sanchez, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Office; Beverly Young, Ph.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, California State University System; and Peter Zamora, Co-Chair, Hispanic Education Coalition.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Legislators, Limited English Speaking, Young Children, English (Second Language), Bilingualism, Hearings, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Bilingual Students, Teacher Competencies, Student Evaluation, Language Proficiency, Evaluation Methods, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Language Arts, Testing Accommodations, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Technical Assistance, Government Role
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001