ERIC Number: ED517754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
The Ramifications of No Child Left Behind and IDEA 2004: Who Is Left Suffering
Wilson, Carolyn H.; Christian, Silas H.
There has been a serious decline in academic achievement in both the general and special populations and what we have found is that these students are not doing as well as they should be. Less than one-third of American students are doing well in reading, writing, math, science, and other important subjects. The National Assessment of Education Progress (2002) reported that not only do we see a decline in the achievement of core subjects, but this decline has worsened for African Americans, Hispanics, and low-income students where we find many of these students in special education programs. The 2002 Nation's Report Card showed only a 32% proficiency rate in reading, a 26% proficiency rate in math and a 29% proficiency rate in science for 4th graders nationwide (www.ksaplus.com). Many educators have seen firsthand the ramifications of the No Child Left behind Act and its effects on elementary and secondary children. But what about those children with exceptional learning needs who are being thrust into this solvent solution to what ails the American education system? How do we guarantee them a successful education in the same environment we just said was not meeting their needs? What are the ramifications of the No Child Left Behind and IDEA 2004 on public education and its constituents?
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Public Education, Special Needs Students, Academic Achievement, Accountability, Accessibility (for Disabled), Change Strategies, Educational Change, Test Score Decline, Underachievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Program Effectiveness
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress