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ERIC Number: EJ1099434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1938-9809
Blending Assessment with Standards-Based Instruction as an Approach to Adding Equity to No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
Meyen, Edward L.; Greer, Diana L.; Poggio, John C.
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2008 n2 Sum 2008
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation in the United States is not equivalent to a national curriculum; however, it does set forth some conditions essential for enhancing student achievement at scale (e.g., curriculum standards, assessment standards, and expectations of compliance). The missing component within these conditions is support for teachers in translating curriculum standards into instruction so students are fairly assessed through the NCLB state assessments. This paper examines some commonalities with the Education Reform Act of 1988 and the National Literacy Strategy (NLS) implemented in England in 1998 and reports on the development, implementation, and effectiveness of the Blending Assessment with Instruction Program (BAIP). BAIP is a program designed to provide support to teachers in aligning their instruction with indicators that operationally define curriculum based standards in mathematics. The online lessons for teachers are supplemented by online instructional tutorials for students that are aligned with each lesson, designed to develop competencies in the skills, and knowledge required by indicators and standards in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and high school. BAIP includes a feedback system that immediately provides individual student and aggregate performance data to teachers to enhance instructional decisions. BAIP has been beta tested in 187 schools districts with 88,700 students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Reform Act 1988 (England); No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A