ERIC Number: EJ782072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Hidden Benefits and Unintended Consequences of No Child Left Behind Policies for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Cawthon, Stephanie W.
American Educational Research Journal, v44 n3 p460-492 2007
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) creates a high-stakes environment by holding schools accountable for how all students perform on state assessments, including students with disabilities and students who are English Language Learners. The focus of this article is on the impact of NCLB on students who are deaf or hard of hearing (SDHH). The SDHH have diverse linguistic characteristics and are served in a range of educational settings. The purpose of this article is to explore the hidden benefits and consequences of NCLB policy on SDHH in two areas: assessment and accountability. Drawing on findings from the author's program of research, the article illustrates areas where policy may differentially affect students depending on their state of residence and educational setting. The discussion ends with a summary of benefits and hidden consequences of NCLB for SDHH.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Partial Hearing, Deafness, Educational Benefits, Student Evaluation, Accountability, State Standards
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001