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ERIC Number: ED518625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct-11
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Understanding the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Teacher Quality. NCREL Quick Key 6. Revised
Learning Point Associates / North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL)
One of the key features of this legislation is an emphasis on teacher quality. A growing body of research has documented the importance of teacher knowledge and skill in improving student achievement. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 includes specific criteria for considering a teacher highly qualified, and other specific requirements regarding timelines for meeting teacher quality standards, alternative routes to certification, and a host of other related issues. This brochure is designed to provide educators, parents, and community members with a brief overview of NCLB requirements for teacher quality, paraprofessional quality, options for meeting requirements, and answers to other questions about the legislation. A resource list of organizations is also provided.
Learning Point Associates/North Central Regional Educational Laboratory. 1120 East Diehl Road Suite 200, Naperville, IL 60563-1486. Tel: 800-356-2735; Fax: 630-649-6722; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Community; Parents; Support Staff; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
Authoring Institution: Learning Point Associates; North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001