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ERIC Number: EJ853953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0193-841X
The Influence of "No Child Left Behind" Legislation on Drug Prevention in U.S. Schools
Cho, Hyunsan; Hallfors, Denise Dion; Iritani, Bonita J.; Hartman, Shane
Evaluation Review, v33 n5 p446-463 2009
This study examines prevention practices and perceptions in U.S. schools since passage of federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation, using survey data from state education agencies (SEA) and a population-based sample of school districts. Only one third of U.S. public school districts rely on evidence-based prevention curriculum in middle schools. Funding from other sources and large size were positively associated with using evidence-based curricula. States and districts differed on their perceptions of high-priority activities, and neither supported the federal priority on student drug testing. The findings suggest that there is a disconnect between what NCLB says and what is funded. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001