ERIC Number: EJ769371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
How Public Schools Are Impacted by "No Child Left Behind"
Jennings, Jack; Rentner, Diane Stark
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v72 n4 p4-9 Dec 2006
For the past four years, the Center on Education Policy (CEP), an independent nonprofit research and advocacy organization, has been conducting a comprehensive and continuous review of NCLB, producing the annual reports contained in the series "From the Capital to the Classroom" as well as numerous papers on specific issues related to the law. Each year, the CEP gathers information for this review by surveying officials in all the state departments of education, administering a questionnaire to a nationally representative sample of school districts, conducting case studies of individual school districts and schools, and generally monitoring the implementation of this important national policy. Ten major effects of NCLB on American education are evident from this multi-year review and analysis. In this article, the authors present and describe these effects broadly to assess the overall influence of this policy on public schools. The authors further state that NCLB is clearly having a major impact on American public education, yet some provisions of the Act and of its administration are causing persistent problems.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, State Departments of Education, School Districts, Public Education, Public Schools, Educational Change, Compliance (Legal), Case Studies, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Achievement Gains, Reading Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Scores, Academic Standards, Curriculum Development, Teaching Methods, School Restructuring, Teacher Qualifications, Instructional Effectiveness, Student Evaluation, Minority Groups, Low Achievement, Student Needs, Urban Schools, State Standards, Government Role, Federal Government, State Government
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001