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ERIC Number: EJ765808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
An Examination of a Fissure within the Implementation of the NCLB Accountability Process
Thornton, Bill; Hill, George; Usinger, Janet
Education, v127 n1 p115-120 Fall 2006
The implementation of the No Child Left Behind accountability process has allowed schools to fail to report academic progress for significant groups of students. This study examined the impact of No Child Left Behind on accountability for special education students in small rural schools within a state. The study used both qualitative and quantitative data to explore current practice compared with intent of the law. The results indicate that many schools are not held accountable for achievement of special education students; these students fall through the "accountability cracks" or fissures in the implementation procedures. In addition, suggestions and recommendations are presented.
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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