Furthermore, the NCLB requires states to improve the quality of their schools from year to year. The NCLB pushes state governments and educational systems to help low-achieving and low-efficiency learners in high-poverty schools meet the same academic standards that apply to all other students. There are many important aspects of the “No Child Left Behind” Act. I think the most important area of the act is the parents. Parents play just as an important role to the educational system as anyone else.
However, there are some who believe that this program will improve their child’s ability to l... ... middle of paper ... ...hanges made to improves the quality of education children will continue to suffer. The NCLB act was created with good intentions, but I questions the commitment to ensure all students receive an opportunity to achieve. Once those who have the authority to make the necessary changes to the program commit to improving the education system, the test scores of students who are in schools who support the program should begin to see improvement. This should not be an option, whether or not to fix a system that has the ability to provide children across America the chance to succeed. The most important task at hand, is to make sure that we are moving forward in education so that we are able to compete with those who are thriving education wise, such as children from abroad.
Race to the top has created pressure on states, districts, and teachers to improve test scores as a means to earn or keep funds. The act also rewards districts and teachers that show improvement according to student’s standardized test scores and enforces reform on schools that do not improve or meet the requirements (ESEA Blueprint for Reform, 2009). Pressure can lead to districts, principle or teachers to cheat, so they may keep their jobs or keep their funding (A. Levine and M. Levine, 2012). Teachers, principals and districts salaries are based on rigorous evolutions that are based on student’s standardized test scores. This can also determine who is hired and fired, and which schools get funding and how much funding they will receive (A. Levine and M. Levine, 2012).
They were to become effective by the year 2000. Today, new standards are implemented from this Act to regulate and improve the quality of education and the quality of teachers throughout our Nation. With the introduction of this act all schools and teacher in America must be accountable for the students learning or success. This would take different forms, through spending, proof achievements. The Department of Education in each state has set up performance standards and goals for schools to achieve receive funding.
If the school continued to not make AYP, then the school could receive punitive government sanctions. Teachers had to be deemed highly qualified in their subject matter, and school report cards had to be released each year to illustrate student achievement data and scho... ... middle of paper ... ...lenge them as well as help them to learn, the students are able to achieve academic progress. References Dee, B. and Jacob, T.S. (2011). The impact of no child left behind on student achievement.
Before Common Core, teachers could teach anything they wanted without purpose and support. CCSS have required teachers to b... ... middle of paper ... ...ments takes place throughout the entire school year as teachers implement the CCSS. I now have a better understanding of the rigor found in these new assessments, and will strive to prepare my students for these assessments the best I can. I know that if I let the Common Core and 21st century learning skills guide my instruction, my students will be prepared for these challenging assessments. Smarter Balanced is a better assessment than MontCAS CRT for the current world of education.
This new act sparked an entirely new level in the effectiveness of educational systems. The NCLB's first action was helping the students with the lowest achievement levels to improve academically. The main goal of the NCLB is for every student to obtain proficient math and reading levels by 2014 (Exceptional Parent p70). In order for the NCLB to reach this goal they have set up a list of requirements for the states to follow. All states are required to: develop equally challenging academic standards for each student, ensure the quality of school teachers, regulate the academic progress of students to ensure their math and reading levels meet standards, and to ensure that disabled students have all the tools they require (Exceptional Parent p70).
All these actions were to be carried out in order to improve educational outcomes. As the long title of the act specifies, NCLB is supposed to: “…close the achievement gap with accountability, flexibility, and choice so that no child is left behind.” The law goes on to read, “…that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments" (P.L. 107-110, Title I). The legislation is ambitious, and seems well-intentioned, but as the years passed, numerous controversies and problems emerged. Background and Current Situation Essentially NCLB is the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which originated in 1965.
If the student does not pass or are not at the grade level they are currently attending, the student should not move to the next grade in hopes to send all students to high school at the same level of learning. Standardized testing, I feel, would be more beneficial if it was a progressive testing format (start with the basics and continue to test until student gets a certain number of question incorrect). The exam would show results of students’ strengths and weaknesses, similar to the Smarter Balance test, but for more subjects. I also think policies on school effectiveness should be enacted; both schools and teachers should be evaluated based on multiple types of criteria including school hours, programs (after school programs, sport programs, homework help), building (accessibility, temperature, classroom setup, technology, office staff, communication between school and families, educational resources (books, physical equipment, computers), teachers (professionalism, communication between teachers and students and teachers and parents, enthusiasm, effectiveness), evaluations by peers, students, and parents. These policy changes would help improve schools and help students become
The practices of SES or tutoring should be aligned with states’ academic content standards and all federal, state and local health, safety and civil rights laws and should be based on high quality research evidence of their effectiveness in increasing student academic achievement. As a result of this legislation and corrective action the NCLB describes a school that does not meet its adequate yearly progre... ... middle of paper ... ...re covered, dismissing students who show great improvement and adding students when one is dismissed. Support and Collaboration There are many references you as a teacher can use to support your new tutoring program. NCLB calls for the program to have rigor and be aligned with the states standards for the subject you are tutoring. To what extent your tutoring program will increase the academic achievement of your failing and under achieving student’s remains to be tested, observed and studied for its effectiveness.