NCLB vs ESSA

Differences in legislation that impact teachers and students

No Child Left Behind (2001)

-Federal government controls the evaluation and regulation of teachers.
-Federal government sets the testing scores for each state.
-Teachers will loose their job if they don't meet the test standards set by the federal government.
-Federal government narrowed curriculum.
-Federal government controls school intervention programs and chooses the school.

Every Student Succeds Act (2015)

-State governments can create their own evaluation standards.
-Maintains the paraprofessional standards for each state.
-Allocation of funding is no longer based on test score and this promotes equal funding.
-Ultimately, this act puts educational powers into the hands of the state and less federal involvement.
-States have the ability to set up their own school intervention programs.
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