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Tuan D. Nguyen; Christopher Redding; Allison F. Gilmour; Elizabeth Bettini – Remedial and Special Education, 2024
Drawing on eight waves of the Schools and Staffing Survey and the National Teacher and Principal Survey, we used a difference-in-differences research design to examine special education teachers' (SETs) responses to No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and the subsequent reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IDEA was…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Equal Education, Students with Disabilities
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Ydesen, Christian; Dorn, Sherman – History of Education Quarterly, 2022
Although chiefly framed in the context of domestic education policy, debates about the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) echoed international education policy debates and the workings of global education governance. As this article demonstrates, both domestic and international efforts were shaped by three key features: tension between centralized…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Accountability, Educational Policy
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Nichols, T. Philip; Edgerton, Adam Kirk; Desimone, Laura M. – American Journal of Education, 2021
Purpose: As the federal government has retreated from taking a dominant role in encouraging implementation of common K-12 standards, states and districts have moved to fill this education policy vacuum. This study aims to understand how state and district leaders are navigating this new policy environment. Research Methods/Approach: Drawing upon…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Program Implementation, Educational Legislation
Nichols, T. Philip; Edgerton, Adam Kirk; Desimone, Laura M. – Grantee Submission, 2021
Purpose: As the federal government has retreated from taking a dominant role in encouraging implementation of common K-12 standards, states and districts have moved to fill this education policy vacuum. This study aims to understand how state and district leaders are navigating this new policy environment. Research Methods/Approach: Drawing upon…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Program Implementation, Educational Legislation
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Mitani, Hajime – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background/Context: The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act was a performance-based accountability policy designed to motivate educators and administrators to change their behaviors and improve school and student outcomes. The simple logic behind this accountability policy was that they would change their behaviors to avoid sanctions. Many studies…
Descriptors: Principals, Labor Turnover, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Hodges, Jaret; Lamb, Kristen – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2019
This study used historical data to find associations between changes in policies, funding, and accountability stemming from No Child Left Behind and the provision of services offered to students identified as gifted in the state of Washington. Descriptive statistics and a regression model are used to examine the change in gifted programs by school…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Accountability
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Moinolnolki, Neda; Han, Myae – Childhood Education, 2017
As populations migrate and seek refuge around the world, educators in receiving countries need information about how to provide meaningful education experiences. Refugee children have higher rates of school dropout and are faced with many challenges, such as acculturation stress, poverty, poor housing, dangerous neighborhoods, and psychological…
Descriptors: Refugees, Dropouts, Dropout Rate, Educational Legislation
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Baron, Patricia; Sireci, Stephen G.; Slater, Sharon C. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2021
Since the No Child Left Behind Act (No Child Left Behind [NCLB], 2001) was enacted, the Bookmark method has been used in many state standard setting studies (Karantonis and Sireci; Zieky, Perie, and Livingston). The purpose of the current study is to evaluate the criticism that when panelists are presented with data during the Bookmark standard…
Descriptors: State Standards, Standard Setting, Evaluators, Training
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Vegel, Anton – Education Reform Journal, 2019
This study aims to frame democratic proceduralism in education reform by deconstructing elements of democracy and civil society along aspects of legitimacy, representation, the discourse of liberty and naturalization, voting, and transactional discourse. This deconstruction is accomplished by providing a literary review of these factors and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Common Core State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education
Carlson, Deven – American Enterprise Institute, 2019
Throughout much of the past quarter century, standards, testing, and accountability have composed the North Star of education reform. But over that time, the string of reform initiatives that failed to live up to their initial promise has effectively extinguished that guiding light. Now focus has turned to social and emotional learning (SEL). In a…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Collin Shepley; R. Joseph Waddington – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2024
The participation of students with significant cognitive disabilities in accountability assessments aligned with general education standards is a heavily debated topic in the field of special education. Attempts to understand the impact of these assessments have generally been limited to correlational methods. We employed a…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Students with Disabilities, Severe Intellectual Disability
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Hunter, Seth B. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2019
Using longitudinal data from the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) era, I applied regression techniques and found a positive association between school failure to reach "adequate yearly progress" in mathematics and subsequent changes in the quality of middle grades mathematics instruction in districts where district leaders adopted robust…
Descriptors: Accountability, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Quality, Instructional Effectiveness
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Dougherty, Shaun M.; Weiner, Jennie M. – Educational Policy, 2019
Using data from Rhode Island, and deploying a fuzzy regression-discontinuity design, this study capitalizes on a natural experiment in which schools, in accordance with the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waivers, were sorted into performance categories based on a continuous performance measure. The lowest performing schools were then mandated to…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, School Effectiveness, School Turnaround
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Harman, Wm. Gregory; Boden, Camille; Karpenski, Jeremy; Muchowicz, Nicole – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
In this study, the outcomes of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), as implemented in Illinois, are evaluated in terms of high school standards testing results between 2003-2013. NCLB was a policy dedicated to closing the gap in schooling outcomes nationally in the space of a decade. There have been few systematic examinations of its macro-level results…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Program Evaluation, Outcomes of Education
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Levitt, Roberta – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2017
The enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act (2002) and the subsequent succession of legislative acts have had a profound impact on educational policy. An increased emphasis on teacher accountability and effectiveness led to the use of standardized test results to determine tangible rewards or punishments. In response, a culture of teaching to…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Common Core State Standards, Educational Policy
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