ECS Report to the Nation: State Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act
Year of Publication:2004
A new report from the Education Commission of the States, "State Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act," says that 20 months after passage of NCLB, most states are beginning to make it work in their public schools. "They all have peices" of the law's 40 key requirements, says ECS vice president Kathy Christie, but many states have yet to comply with the law's most difficult provisions. The report includes specific suggested actions for federal and state leaders. Among them: embrace NCLB as a civil rights issue; ensure performance growth of all students, not just low-performing students; reassess adequate yearly progress to ensure it measures school and district effects on student progress; strengthen highly qualified teacher requirements by assuring that HOUSSE plans meet both the letter and the spirit of the law; and build state and local capacity for assisting schools in need of improvement. This link leads to a webpage where you can download the report and access ECS's state-by-state NCLB database.
Citation: Education Commission of the States. (2004). ECS's report to the nation: State implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act. Retrieved from the Education Commission of the States on 1 Apr 2008. Website: http://www.ecs.org/ecsmain.asp?page=/html/special/nclb/reporttothenation...