No Child Left Behind

What is the reform?

A authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which included Title 1, the governments flagship aid program for disadvantaged students. NCLB supports standards- based education reform based on the premise that setting high standards and establishing measurable goals can improve individual outcomes in education.

No Child Left Behind Act Continued...

The Act requires states to develop assessments in basic skills. To receive federal school funding, states must give these assessments to all students at select grade levels. The Act does not assert a national achievement standards. Each individual state develops its own standards. NCLB expanded the federal role in public education through annual testing, annual academic progress, report cards, teacher qualifications, and funding changes.

President Bush signed it into law on January 8th, 2002

Effects on Racial and Ethnic Minority Students

  • Attention to minority populations
  • State refusal to produce non-English assessments
  • Demographic study of AYP failure rates and requirements for failing schools