ERIC Number: EJ716781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct-1
Reference Count: N/A
Tawdry Tests and AYP
Popham, W. James
Educational Leadership, v62 n2 p85 Oct 2004
The structure of No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), whether the NCLB tests are appropriate or not and the adequate yearly progress (AYP) of public school students are discussed. Accountability systems implemented with inappropriate achievement tests are harming students more than helping them.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Achievement Tests, Student Evaluation, Accountability, Public Schools, Academic Achievement
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1703 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311. Web site: http://www.ascd.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001