No Child Left Behind

NCLB of 2001

No Child Left Behind

  • U.S. Act of Congress which reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
  • President George W. Bush signed it into law on January 8, 2002
  • Standards based education reform where all states are required to develop basic skills assessments
  • All states must give the assessment to all students at various grade levels in order to receive federal funds
  • Each state must develop its own achievement standards

Provisions of NCLB

  • Standardized tests administered state wide
  • Adequate yearly Progress (AYP) must be made in test scores
  • Each state must provide "highly qualified" teachers to all students
  • Each state must develop "one high, challenging standard"
  • If a school provides contact information to universities and employers, then they must provide contact information to the military
  • Each state must provide an annual report card showing student achievement data broken down by subgroup
  • Reading First grants are available to schools to help ensure every child can read by the end of third grade

NCLB and Students with Disabilities

  • Standardized test scores of students with IEPs and 504s are counted just like other students
  • NCLB and the Individuals with Disabilities with Education Act (IDEA), have the same definition of "highly qualified" teacher
  • NCLB has changed the expectations for students with disabilities and holds teachers accountable for student achievement
  • Provides individualized instruction for students with disabilities
  • Provides students with access to general education curriculum
  • Provides students with the potential for improved achievement