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.
In 2001, the ESEA was reissued as the NCLB. It was brought into power to improve the educational outcomes of disadvantaged students by implementing yearly standardized testing in English, Math, and after 2007, in Science as well. It holds states, school boards, schools, and teachers accountable to a higher standard. Students are to be 100% proficient in english and math by 2014. As reported by Laura Chapman, some experts believe that up to 85% of schools will fail to meet the target of being 100% proficient in reading and math by 2014 (2007).
After almost 15 years of this act being enforced, NCLB’s requirements support a one-size-fits-all framework, create a dumbed-down curriculum in schools, allow impoverished community schools to weaken, and lessened the financial support for all schools in the United States. George W. Bush signed the “No Child Left Behind Act” in 2001 in hopes to improve education and opportunity for low-come families. It was believed that this reform of the public education system would increase student achievement (Altshuler). It was the first education reform in over 35 years. Under this act, achievement is measured annually on a multiple-choice test for reading and math.
Positives of the Law When President Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act in 2002, he promised that his education reform would bring hope to children. The law calls for more testing in third to eighth grade each year in reading and math (Bacon, 2003). Students will be tested to make sure that the schools are adequately teaching them the information they should know. In 53% of American schools, which receive direct Federal Government financial support because they have large numbers of low-income students, students can now transfer to another school or receive free tutoring if their school fails for two years in a row to improve the test scores of its students (Bacon, 2003). The plan also ensures that teacher quality will improve.
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is the reformation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. (Cortiella, 2005) This law attempts to make educators accountable for all the children they teach. Children are tested yearly in grades 3-8 to ensure they are making adequate progress and learning. (John Salvia, 2010, p. 27) There is also funding provided for children in grades 3-8 for reading interventions. (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.
Bridget Egan Ms. Ahern ELA III April 30, 2014 Is the No Child Left Behind Act working? For as long as any American can remember, education has been a top priority of the majority of the population. The more schooling a child receives, the brighter their future becomes. Everyone wants their child to be successful in and out of the classroom, and the government has been working to make sure of this in schools nationwide. Over the years, a series of programs have been implemented to better the education of elementary and secondary students, including the No Child Left Behind Act, establishing guidelines and requirements that public schools are expected to follow and accomplish in order to provide a quality education to all of their students.
This is because parents make the students learning process fun and exciting so they participate more often. Reitz explains that when parents are involved in their child’s education the failing students extremely improve. (1990). “The greatest impact on student achievement comes from family participation in well-designed at-home activities” (Jones, 2001, p. 2). Actively organizing and monitoring a child’s time, helping with homework, and discussing school matters are three kinds of parental involvement done at home that are consistently associated with higher student achievement in school.
In addition, ESSA sets a strong foundation in education for all students with access to high quality preschools and offers equity and safety for America’s disadvantage and high needs students. Prior to signing the Every Student Succeeds Act, former President George W. Bush established the No Child Left Behind Act. The No Child Left Behind Act was a law that “substantially increases the testing requirements for states and sets demanding accountability standards for schools, districts and states, including the setting of measurable adequate yearly progress objectives for all students as well as for subgroups of students defined by socioeconomic background, race/ethnicity, and English language proficiency.” (Linn, R. L., & Baker, E. L., & Betebenner, D. W., 2002). Over time, the NCLB made it impracticable for schools and educators to meet their requirements. The previous version of the No Child Left Behind Act was established by United States Former President L.... ... middle of paper ... ... from their teachers and peers while implementing a memory for students to reference to when working individually.
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.
(Sue W. Astley, 2016) School improvement is an evolving process that takes constant progress monitoring and constant input. A special computer-based program is needed in Rocky Road School District to pull up records of any student or classroom more efficiently. This will also assist with the monitoring progress over the two years. A committee of parents and staff will be created to better understand the data, come up with methods to increase scores and to maintain the... ... middle of paper ... ... required to regularly progress monitor each student, work one on one with all students at least once a month, assign students strategies and assignments to boost fluency and comprehension. With the support of the district, administers, faculty, staff, students and parents I can turn this around within my five year contract.