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Krieg, John M. – Urban Institute (NJ1), 2009
The No Child Left Behind Act imposes sanctions on schools if the fraction of each of five racial groups of students demonstrating proficiency on a high stakes exam falls below a statewide pass rate. This system places pressure on school administrators to redirect educational resources from groups of students most likely to demonstrate proficiency…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Racial Bias, Sanctions, Federal Legislation
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O'Neill, Jan – Journal of Staff Development, 2004
Sustaining improvement and building capacity for ongoing learning is a key challenge for schools, particularly high-performing schools facing increasing pressures from the No Child Left Behind Act. This paper presents a discussion on how goal setting with students increases the academic student achievement in Burleigh Elementary School. Teachers…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students