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Gordon, Nora – Center on Children and Families at Brookings, 2017
The subgroup requirements for accountability in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) were designed to reveal underperformance of disadvantaged groups that could otherwise be hidden in aggregate averages. Both NCLB and its successor, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), left the choice of minimum subgroup size at the school level (n-size) for…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Disadvantaged Youth
Anderson, David – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2010
Research has focused on four groups of factors and the achievement gap: (1) student characteristics (high school GPA, attendance patterns, courses taken in high school, participation in extra-curricular activities, etc.); (2) family characteristics (family structure, in home, parents' level of education, mobility, etc.); (3) school-based…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Characteristics, Achievement Gap, Grade Point Average
Chubb, John E. – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2012
Online learning and our current system of local education governance are at odds with one another, to say the least. In this paper, John Chubb examines how local school district control retards the widespread use of instructional technologies. He argues that the surest way to break down the system's inherent resistance to technology is to shift…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction, Blended Learning, Virtual Classrooms
Guisbond, Lisa – National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest), 2012
Ten years have passed since President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind (NCLB), making it the educational law of the land. A review of a decade of evidence demonstrates that NCLB has failed badly both in terms of its own goals and more broadly. It has neither significantly increased academic performance nor significantly reduced…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Testing Programs, Academic Achievement, High Stakes Tests
Katzman, John – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
It's no surprise that, 28 years after the publication of "A Nation at Risk," school-reform efforts have generated so little effect. The nation's schools have proven, over the past century, adept at resisting change. Recent attempts to inject accountability and innovation have brought an important opportunity. No Child Left Behind helped…
Descriptors: State Standards, Educational Innovation, Educational Change, Public Education
Whittington, David H. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study included a literature review of juried research studies of student achievement factors that affect African American achievements tracked in the No Child Left Behind Legislative Act. Statistical correlation analyses were performed to determine if the absence or presence of one or two-parents in the household affected student achievement…
Descriptors: African American Students, Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, Public Schools
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Rouse, Cecilia Elena; Barrow, Lisa – Future of Children, 2006
Although education pays off handsomely in the United States, children from low-income families attain less education than children from more advantaged families. In this article, Cecilia Elena Rouse and Lisa Barrow investigate why family background is so strongly linked to education. The authors show that family socioeconomic status affects such…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Educational Attainment, Socioeconomic Status, Social Mobility
Beaudoin Stehlin, Cheryl – ProQuest LLC, 2011
School attendance officers play a pivotal role in the public school system. They verify the residency of students, assist homeless families in seeking community- and school-based services, and help students to enroll in the General Education Development (GED) high school equivalency testing program. Their primary role, though, is that of ensuring…
Descriptors: Pupil Personnel Workers, Attendance, Public Schools, Educational Legislation
Parsi, Ace; Casey, Meghan – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2016
The nation's six million students with disabilities have graduation rates nearly 25 percent lower than their general education peers and significantly lower postsecondary enrollment and completion rates. For the last decade and a half, state policy leaders have decried No Child Left Behind's lack of flexibility and one-size-fits-all design for…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy
Armistead, Lew; Williamson, Ron – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2009
Members of The Principals' Partnership are seeing negative aspects to the current economic downturn that are likely to impact the quality of education provided in public high schools. They also would like to see changes in the accountability requirements of No Child Left Behind. Those were the key findings in the 2009 Principals' Partnership Poll…
Descriptors: Principals, Class Size, Collegiality, Public Education
Yearian, Stephanie Jo – ProQuest LLC, 2011
In 1997, The National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, appointed a National Reading Panel (NRP). The NRP findings, released in 2000, summarized the effectiveness of a variety of instructional approaches in reading. In turn, the NRP report, despite disputed inconsistencies, became the basis of the 2001 legislation, "No Child…
Descriptors: Evidence, Federal Legislation, Child Health, Program Effectiveness
Olson, Lynn; Jacobson, Linda – Education Week, 2006
The federal government is permitting many schools to escape accountability for the progress of racial or ethnic subgroups under the No Child Left Behind Act, according to a computer analysis released by the Associated Press (AP) the week of April 17, 2006. Under the law, signed by President Bush in 2002, schools must meet annual performance goals…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Special Needs Students, Academic Achievement, Scores
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Paige, Rod – Harvard Educational Review, 2006
In this essay, former secretary of education Rod Paige depicts the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) as the culmination of more than half a century of urgent but largely unheeded calls for reform of the nation's public education system. He explains the rationale for the design of NCLB and responds to several criticisms of the legislation, including…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Public Education, Educational Change, Public Schools
US Department of Education, 2005
Three years ago, the United States made a commitment that no child would be left behind. The 2004 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Long-Term Trends in Academic Progress, also known as the Nation's Report Card, has been administered using the same exact test in reading and mathematics for over 30 years. The 2004 Report Card is…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Accountability, Equal Education
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Heilig, Julian Vasquez – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: The prevailing theory of action underlying No Child Left Behind's high-stakes testing and accountability ratings is that schools and students held accountable to these measures will automatically increase educational output as educators try harder, schools will adopt more effective methods, and students will learn more. In…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Minimum Competency Testing, High Stakes Tests, Grade Repetition
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