an act passed in 2001 which, among other things, provided students with disabilities recognition as an important component of the school population and thus subject to the opportunities and accountability inherent in the act.
Signed into law by President Bush in 2002, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) sets performance benchmarks for all schools and also stipulates what must be included in accountability reports to parents. It mandates annual student testing, includes guidelines for underperforming schools, and requires states to train all teachers and assistants to be "highly qualified".
The current reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nationâ€™s largest and most comprehensive federal education law. It supplements state and local efforts to provide all children with a high-quality education. To learn more, go to http://www.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml?src=pb.
Federal legislation that mandates every state to conduct testing for all students in reading and math, graduation requirements, teacher and school accountability
On January 8, 2002 President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). This education legislation reauthorized and significantly expanded the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, first enacted in 1965. It provides federal funding for a variety of programs in schools, primarily to benefit low income students, and sets up systems of accountability for improving student achievement.
of 2001 Massive overhaul of the main federal law regarding public schools in the United States, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, passed originally in 1965. (The often-mentioned " Title I," which authorizes special funding for schools with large numbers of disadvantaged students, refers to Title I of the law.) No Child Left Behind is a huge and complicated law, but one of its key features is the requirement that schools receiving federal funds develop goals, known as targets, to bring all students to "academic proficiency" by the end of the 2013-14 school year. Students at schools failing to make sufficient improvement after two years may transfer to another school or receive tutoring. Some people believe that No Child Left Behind is creating an over-emphasis on standardized testing throughout the United States, and that it places many mandates on schools without sufficient federal funding to back them. It may be years, however, before the true impact of this legislation can be assessed. Parents can find out more about the basics of this important law and what it means in New York at: http://www.nycenet.edu/Administration/NCLB/default.htm.
NCLB is the most recent authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which is the principal federal law affecting K-12 education.
The No Child Left Behind Act, signed into law in 2002, has expanded the federal role in education and set requirements for every public school in America. At the core of NCLB are measures designed to close achievement gaps between different groups of students.
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-110), commonly known as NCLB, is a United States federal law that reauthorizes a number of federal programs that aim to improve the performance of U.S.'s primary and secondary schools by increasing the standards of accountability for states, school districts and schools, as well as providing parents more flexibility in choosing which schools their children will attend. Additionally, it promotes an increased focus on reading and re-authorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). NCLB is the latest federal legislation (another was Goals 2000) which enact the theories of standards-based education reform, formerly known as outcome-based education which is based on the belief that high expectations and setting of goals will result in success for all students.