NCLB ensures that parents have important information regarding the schools their children attend and whether they are performing well or not. In addition, under NCLB, such schools that are considered low-performing must use their federal funds to make needed improvements. In the event of a school’s continued poor performance, parents have the option to ensure that their children receive the high-quality education to which they are entitled. This... ... middle of paper ... ...dards are one of the main topics of educational and political rhetoric and debate in this decade. One of the major reasons for this controversy is that it is almost impossible to separate standards from assessment of student progress and teacher and school accountability.
NCLB aimed to improve schools in four main ways, which are: accountability for results, doing what work best based on scientific method, expand parental options and expand local control/flexibility (Moyers, 2003). Under the act, accountability for results mean states must close the achievement gap plus make sure all children including those who are at a disadvantage achieve academic proficiency. Schools unable to meet the requirements must provide services such as free tutoring and afterschool programs. No child left behind recommend schools to use educational programs and practices which have been proven effective through scientific research. Pare... ... middle of paper ... ...o Seek Sweeping Change in "No Child" Law.
The educational system in the United States has gone through many changes over the last century. These changes are a part of a constant movement toward educational excellence for every child in this nation. One of the most recent acts placed on public school systems by the government is to create more accountability for schools in order to ensure that all children are receiving the proper education. Part of this mandate is that public schools will require students to take tests in order to gather information about their academic achievement. Although educators and administrators claim that the mandatory ability testing programs being initiated in America’s public schools will hold students and teachers accountable for academic achievement, these programs are really causing more problems than they are solving.
Many succeed people begin with zero or lack of knowledge before they turn into successful persons. The key that change their lives and brought them to success is the perfect education. Perfect educations are important for all people from all generations to achieve their dreams and change their lives in the future. Educations can be divided into two types, which are direct education and indirect education. Direct education is the education that learned at school, involving various subjects and lessons and may using books like Science, Mathematics and English.
(Symonds) No Child Left Behind, is a landmark in education reform, designed to improve student achievement and change the culture of America's schools. Bush describes his plan as 'the cornerstone of my administration' (Rebora). At a time of wide public concern about the state of education, the legislation sets in place requirements that reach into virtually every public school in America. The law emphasizes accountability, teacher quality, parent choice, improved teaching methods, and flexibility. (Correa) Strict requirements and deadlines have been set for states to expand the scope and frequency of student testing, revamp their accountability system and guarantee that every classroom is staffed by a ?highly qualified?
In order to determine whether or not the No Child Left Behind Act is doing its job successfully and efficiently, one must first understand exactly what is involved in the act. This act is the most recent renewal of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Similar to laws in the past, this particular act has been revised and added to numerous times to make sure it encompasses everything necessary for the education system and the students. The No Child Left B... ... middle of paper ... ... of the main goals of NCLB is to increase teacher, school, and state accountability for students’ scores. (http://www2.ed.gov/nclb/accountability/index.html)ASK ABOUT LONG QUOTATION FOR THIS SECTION.
A possible solution to combat this problem is to get as much feedback as possible from educators, test administrators, and parents to help get an idea of how well the program is working.The Common Core standards will likely be constantly evolving, but these issues will be addressed over time. Also, some parents believe t... ... middle of paper ... ...illion over its 12 year life-span. I propose that to ensure that the money does not go to waste, the government should let the state control which schools would receive funding. . All in all, these are 3 of the main reasons why the Common Core standards needs to be reevaluated, and some possible solutions to address its deficiencies.
The Department of Education in each state has set up performance standards and goals for schools to achieve receive funding. Berns (2010) states that “The federal Educational Excellence for all children Act 1999 is a model of six national educational goals for states to implement. Ever since these recommendations there have been improvements in many areas of education. Our society is technology driven, and so the use of computer and other technological devices have bee... ... middle of paper ... ...bal markets and the desire to maintain leadership in the world of science and technology.” The following recommendations would be made to the school board in order to improve the school’s performance. Schools do not meet annual yearly progress staff should be reorganized.
President Bush quoted, “Clearly, our children are our future…Too many of our neediest children are being left behind” (www.ed.gov). The “No Child Left Behind” Act expands the federal government’s role in elementary and secondary education. The NCLB act was enacted January 8, 2002, and has four reform principles to the act: Accountability, flexibility, Researched-based reforms and parental options. Accountability begins with informed parents, communities and elected leaders so we can work together to improve schools. The states will measure the progress by testing every child in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, states will implement fair and effective annual tests and Washington will provide funding to states to design and implement tests.
(John Salvia, 2010, p. 27) Instructions must be evidence based, (Powerpoint, 2010) meaning that there are studies to back up a teaching or intervention method that works. NCLB also grades schools based on the yearly-standardized test. If a school “fails” more than one year, parents have the right to move their children to a better preforming school. Assessments are done yearly using a standardized test, which all children take while the other laws have more individualized assessments based on the child’s plan. Federal funding demands that schools comply with participating in NCLB.