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ERIC Number: EJ764596
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2984
Keep Your Eye on Texas and California: A Look at Testing, School Reform, No Child Left Behind, and Implications for Students of Color
Causey-Bush, Tonia
Journal of Negro Education, v74 n4 p332-343 Fall 2005
This review looks at the reform movements in the nation's two most populous states--Texas and California. Both states are in a desperate pursuit to demonstrate student competency of standards and achievement by way of student performance on standardized tests to meet federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) compliance. In examining the accountability programs in California and Texas, the article looks at both federal and state legislation regarding testing and accountability, a history of testing programs used, the impact of NCLB and high-stakes testing on curriculum and instructional practices, and its impact on the achievement gap between students of color and White students. (Contains 2 tables.)
Journal of Negro Education. Howard University, P.O. Box 311, Washington, DC 20059. Tel: 202-806-8120; Fax: 202-806-8434; e-mail:; Web site:
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: California; Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001