The No Child Left Behind Act

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Current Event Outline

I. What is NCLB?

A. New education law made to

1. improve academic levels of minorities and all students

2. improve teacher qualification

II. Purpose of NCLB (according to the educational institute of South Dakota)

A. Ensure that all children have

1. Fair

2. equal

3. Significant opportunity to a high quality education.

B. Meet educational needs of low achieving children

C. Close the achievement gap between high and low scoring children

D. Hold schools and local educational agencies accountable for improving the academic achievement of all students.

E. Provide children an enriched and accelerated educational program

F. Affording parents substantial and meaningful ways to participate in their children’s education.

III. Provisions of the Bill ( according to Mary lord from u.s. news and world report; feburaury,4,2002)

A. Testing

1. State must create and give annual standard reading test in grades 3rd -8th starting in 2005 –2006.

2. Reports will be given to educators and parents to see how kids and schools are doing.

B. Accountability

1. Scores must show annual improvement and all students are to reach proficiency in 12 years.

2. Schools that are behind will receive $1,000 per child, if don’t improve after 3 years. Child can transfer to another school.

C. Reading

1. Will triple federal funding for reading programs, they only can be spend it on proven programs.

2. Require annual reading test for academic reasons

D. Teacher quality ( according to educational institute of Iowa)

1. must put a highly qualified teacher in every class by 2005

2. reduce class size if not assigned a high quality teacher

IV. Affects this has on Dubuque (according to Des Moines AP)

A. City wide watch list

1. a warning

2. doesn’t mean schools are failing

3. fail to meet state requirements

4. testing procedures are not funded

B. Schools on area watch list

1. Senior high school

2. Hempstead high school

3. Central

4. Washington junior high

5. Jefferson junior high

6. Fulton elementary

7. Table mound elementary

8. Prescott elementary

C. Also All students in the state are to be or above proficient level by 2014.

D. Most schools were on list because they failed to test at least 95% of their students.

E. Academic levels should score at an average of 95% per school

(No child left behind Cartoons) thanks to Jerry King
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