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ERIC Number: EJ773617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
What Is Measured Is Treasured: The Impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on Nonassessed Subjects
Pederson, Patricia Velde
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v80 n6 p287-291 Jul-Aug 2007
In this article, the author reports the results of a national survey taken by state assessment directors on the impact of No Child Left Behind on nonassessed subjects between the years 2001-5. Results indicate that during this time, statewide assessment of science and writing increased whereas it decreased in the social studies, arts and humanities, listening, and technology and computers. Four themes emerged when survey takers queried participants about the impact of No Child Left Behind on nonassessed subject areas. First, reduction of resources and time for nontested subject areas was evident. Second, curriculum integration of nontested subject areas into the tested subjects increased. Third, alignment of curriculum and assessment with state standards increased. Fourth, several state assessment directors relayed they observed no impact. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001