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ERIC Number: ED521566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of School Boards in Improving Student Achievement: Guiding Principles from WSSDA
Washington State School Directors' Association (NJ1)
School boards have always recognized the improvement of student achievement as central to their role in governing public schools. The Washington State Education Reform Act and the Federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) have, however, significantly affected the way schools go about educating students and the way boards hold schools accountable for educating students. Both Acts raise expectations for districts and schools, with the goal of each student meeting or exceeding state standards. With increased accountability for districts, the role of school boards in improving student achievement requires strategic policymaking that places an even greater emphasis on student learning. This paper presents several guiding principles to highlight the important role school boards have in ensuring that all students achieve the nation's academic standards. (Contains 8 resources.)
Washington State School Directors' Association. 221 College Street NE, Olympia, WA 98516. Tel: 360-493-9231; Fax: 360-493-9247; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State School Directors' Association
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001