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ERIC Number: ED503478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 64
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
No Child Left Behind Act: Education Should Clarify Guidance and Address Potential Compliance Issues for Schools in Corrective Action and Restructuring Status. Report to Congressional Requesters. GAO-07-1035
US Government Accountability Office
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) focused national attention on improving schools so that all students reach academic proficiency by 2014. In the 2006-2007 school year, about 4,500 of the 54,000 Title I schools failed to make adequate yearly progress (AYP) for 4 or more years. Schools that miss AYP for 4 years are identified for corrective action, and after 6 years, they must be restructured. GAO examined (1) the characteristics of Title I schools in corrective action and restructuring; (2) the actions that schools in corrective action and restructuring implemented; (3) the assistance those schools received from districts and states; and (4) how Education supports states in their efforts to assist these schools. GAO administered two Web-based surveys to a nationwide sample of schools in corrective action and restructuring status and conducted site visits to five states. As a result of this study, GAO recommends that the Secretary of Education provide guidance on when schools in corrective action may continue previously implemented corrective actions rather than implementing new ones; direct states to report information on activities taken by each school in corrective action or restructuring; and take additional steps to ascertain whether states are ensuring that districts provide the required assistance to schools. Education agreed with these recommendations. Four appendices are included: (1) Scope and Methodology; (2) Number of Schools in Corrective Action, Planning for Restructuring, and Implementing Restructuring, by State in 2005-2006 and 2006-2007; (3) Comments from the Department of Education; and (4) GAO Contacts and Acknowledgments. (Contains 10 figures and 11 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Government Accountability Office
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I; No Child Left Behind Act 2001
IES Cited: ED565613; ED565615