ERIC Number: EJ713658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-1
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How to Use PAP (Pain-Avoidance Principle) to Make AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) under NCLB (No Child Left Behind Act)
Popham, W. James
Phi Delta Kappan, v86 n10 p787 Jun 2005
Today's educators live in fear of the draconian consequences of failing to make adequate yearly progress under the No Child Left Behind Act. In this article, the author offers sage advice on how to "comply" with the law and not get hurt. In this analysis, the author also offers guidance to his public school colleagues who, yearning to dodge the distress brought on by NCLB, sometimes operate solely on the basis of PAP. His chief purpose in this article is to introduce educators to a set of inchoate, innovative tactics that, if employed adroitly, will stave off a great deal of suffering.
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Improvement, Federal Legislation, Pain, Academic Achievement, Compliance (Legal), Scores, Achievement Tests
Phi Delta Kappa International, Inc., 408 N. Union St., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789. Web site: http://www.pdkintl.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests