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ERIC Number: EJ765764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1082-4669
Implications of NCLB Accountability for Comprehensive School Reform
Le Floch, Kerstin Carlson; Taylor, James E.; Thomsen, Kerri
Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, v11 n3-4 p353-366 2006
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) accountability mechanisms have the potential to derail comprehensive school reform (CSR) implementation. For those pursuing CSR, the question is how to reconcile the implementation of NCLB accountability mandates with ongoing CSR efforts. Drawing from longitudinal data from a national study of CSR, this article explores this question. Survey data indicate that schools identified for improvement are no more likely to drop their models than are other CSR schools. Moreover, it appears that when CSR schools are identified for improvement, this identification stimulates a higher rate of model implementation than in schools that are not identified under NCLB. Case study interview data revealed that a district variation in stakeholders' awareness and perceptions of NCLB and the interactions of NCLB accountability mechanisms and CSR sustainability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001