Individual Report

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The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 was signed into law by President George W. Bush on January 8, 2002 and is still in use today. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is comprised of six major points: annual testing, academic process, report cards, teacher qualifications, reading first, and finding changes (Education Week, 2011). The ideas behind each of these are as follows: Annual Testing: Starting in the 2005-06 school year, states must annually test grades 3-8 in mathematics and reading. Starting in the 2007-08 school year, students must be tested at least once in elementary, middle, and high school in science. These tests are to be aligned with state academic standards. Lastly, a sample of 4th and 8th graders in each state must participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress to provide a comparison between all 50 states, and these tests shall be given every other year. Academic Progress: By the 2013-14 school year, states must have all students performing at the “proficient” level on state tests. Each school must meet state “adequate yearly progress” for both the student population as a whole and in certain demographics of students. If a school that receives federal funding fails to meet standards two years in a row, the school will receive assistance and students will be allowed to transfer into another school; students who continue in a school that fails to meet standards will be given private tutoring. A school that continues to fail to meet standards will be subject to outside assistance that may include government intervention. Report Cards: Beginning in the 2002-03 school year, states are required to give annual report cards to students that show student-achievement data broken down by subgroups and performance o... ... middle of paper ... ...hanges to No Child Left Behind Law." The New York Times. The New York Times, 9 Jan. 2007. Web. 9 Feb. 2014. . "The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001)." The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001). N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Feb. 2014. . Yell, M.L.. "The Purpose of No Child Left Behind." N.p., 20 July 2010. Web. 9 Feb. 2014. . Zhao, Emmeline. "Best Education In The World: Finland, South Korea Top Country Rankings, U.S. Rated Average." The Huffington Post., 27 Nov. 2012. Web. 9 Feb. 2014. .

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