ERIC Number: EJ792388
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 25
A Legislative Overview of No Child Left Behind
Mills, Jack I.
New Directions for Evaluation, n117 p9-20 Spr 2008
No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, was passed in 2002. This legislation broadly states federal policy regarding education and is situated within the historical context of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society programs. Like any federal legislation, NCLB consists of the legislation itself but also the procedures established by the U.S. Department of Education and interpretations of the legislation at the local education-authority level. The author describes two of the four pillars of the legislation most relevant for evaluators: accountability requirements and application of rigorous scientific research. With the impending reauthorization of NCLB, possible changes to the legislation are discussed.
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Politics of Education, Federal Aid, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Public Policy, Accountability, Educational Quality, Educational Research, Academic Standards, Student Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Teacher Qualifications
Jossey Bass. Available from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774. Tel: 800-825-7550; Tel: 201-748-6645; Fax: 201-748-6021; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/browse/?type=JOURNAL
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001