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ERIC Number: EJ971131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1725
Students Promoted Despite Test Failure
Wakefield, Dara V.
Educational Forum, v76 n3 p344-355 2012
"No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) dictates students in Grades 3, 5, and 8 pass state tests to be promoted. Accordingly, most state education codes require students to pass reading and math exams for promotion. The majority of those who fail, however, appear to be promoted anyway. This article addresses core questions concerning the paradigm under which NCLB operates, what it means to promote or retain a student, and the consequences of these actions. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 3; Grade 5; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001