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ERIC Number: ED539012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Oct-13
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
No Child Left Behind Act. Research Brief
Muir, Mike
Education Partnerships, Inc.
The bottom line is that each state decides what constitutes success under the No Child Left Behind Act. Under the NCLBA, schools are held accountable for the achievement of all students, not just average student performance. The first principle of accountability for results involves the creation of standards in each state for what a child should know and learn in reading and math in grades three through eight. With those standards in place, student progress and achievement will be measured according to state tests designed to match those state standards and given to every child, every year. Under the NCLBA, each State establishes a definition of "adequate yearly progress" (AYP) to use each year to determine the achievement of each school district and school. It also provides a list of consequences under "school improvement," "corrective action" and "restructuring" that allow States to take a range of actions. All definitions will be peer reviewed, as required by the statute, by a panel that includes representatives of parents, teachers, State educational agencies and local educational agencies. Peer review panelists will make recommendations as to how well each proposed definition meets the requirements of the statute. (Contains 13 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001