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Hosp, John L.; Suchey, Nicole – School Psychology Review, 2014
Over the past few decades, reading assessment has been pushed to the forefront of the national discussion about education. The most recent reauthorizations of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1994, 2001) made assessment a priority as administrators and teachers are attempting to meet increasing accountability standards, but measuring…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Reading Ability
Fairchild, Ron; Smink, Jeff; Stewart, Ashley B. – Wallace Foundation, 2009
The National Summer Learning Association is the only national organization that focuses exclusively on learning during the summer months. It works to ensure that children and youth in high-poverty communities have access to quality summer learning opportunities that support their academic performance and healthy development through hands-on…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Enrichment Activities, Partnerships in Education, Educational Change
Moss, Marc; Fountain, Alyssa Rulf; Boulay, Beth; Horst, Megan; Rodger, Chris; Brown-Lyons, Melanie – US Department of Education, 2008
The "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" (PL 107-110) established the Reading First (RF) Program (Title I, Part B, Subpart 1), a major Federal initiative designed to help ensure that all children can read at or above grade level by the end of third-grade. The legislation (Section 1205 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act) requires…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Reading Programs, Reading Achievement, Exhibits