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ERIC Number: EJ893440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
Does No Child Left Behind Really Capture School Quality? Evidence from an Urban School District
Price, Heather E.
Educational Policy, v24 n5 p779-814 Sep 2010
Before revising the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation under the new administration, policy makers need to be informed as to whether or not the NCLB labeling formula adequately distinguishes good-quality schools from poor-quality schools. This study tests this question, using rich descriptive data for Milwaukee's urban school district (MPS). Alternative indicators of school quality, the NCLB subgroup test failure measure and a standardized testing proficiency measure, are used as comparison measures to illustrate the discrimination embedded in the current formula used by the Department of Education. (Contains 4 tables, 1 figure and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001