ERIC Number: EJ707114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 12
Accountability under No Child Left Behind
Wiener, Ross; Hall, Daria
Clearing House, v78 n1 p17 Sep-Oct 2004
Young people from all backgrounds have high expectations for both themselves and their schools, as do their families and communities. But for too long, schools have not lived up to their responsibilities to students. They have focused disproportionately on either those students who are traditionally high-achieving or on overall performance averages that have masked significant gaps between various groups. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act seeks to change this culture. By requiring states to set achievement goals for all groups of students and holding schools and systems accountable for their progress toward meeting those goals, NCLB prompts educators across the country to challenge long-held beliefs and practices and to do what is necessary to ensure that all students achieve at high levels.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Accountability, Academic Achievement, Educational Objectives, State Standards, Educational Improvement
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001