ERIC Number: EJ702956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-22
Reference Count: 5
No Child Left Behind and Gifted Education
Gallagher, James J.
Roeper Review, v26 n3 p121 Spr 2004
There has been no piece of education legislation in the past decade that has stirred so much comment and controversy as the No Child Left Behind Act (P.L. 107-110; Elementary and Secondary Education Amendments of 2001). This comprehensive law is designed to ensure quality education for all students, particularly those at risk for academic problems or failure. An extensive testing program across major subject areas is mandated for K-12 students by 2007, and the results of these tests will be used to determine if students, teachers, and schools are operating to acceptable standards. This article describes the case for advanced differentiated curricula for gifted students, for properly trained teachers able to teach them, and a sophisticated evaluation protocol to be able to measure their advanced skills and learning.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Testing Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Quality, Academically Gifted, Advanced Students, Teacher Education, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001