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ERIC Number: EJ897048
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2984
The "No Child Left Behind Act": Are States on Target to Make Their Goals?
Caillier, James Gerard
Journal of Negro Education, v76 n4 p582-596 Fall 2007
The "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" is one of the most important legislative acts signed into law. The goals of this Act are clear; each state, school, and local education agency must make specific progress towards student achievement results each year until every child is 100 percent proficient by the year 2014. The goal of this article is to examine whether or not, thus far, states are on target to meet the goals of the "No Child Left Behind Act". State student achievement results were analyzed and the study found that only two states out of 35 included in the final analysis are making adequate yearly progress in both subjects (reading and mathematics) in elementary, middle, and high school grades. Therefore, thirty three states are not making adequate yearly progress, and, consequently, are not on target to make the 2014 goal. However, most states have seen improved student achievement results. (Contains 4 tables.)
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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
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress