The law is a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Under the law, states are required to test students in reading and math in grades 3—8 and once in high school.
The purpose of NCLB is to ensure that all children have equal access and opportunity at obtaining a high-quality education, while at the same time being proficient in state academic assessments.
The NCLB Act contains five principles that schools must abide by in order to meet the standards for qualification. These principles play an important role in ensuring that all children get the education they need.
This paper will discuss the pros and cons of each one of these principles and explore how they affect diverse learners. Principles of the NCLB Act The first principle, strong accountability for results, includes standards schools must follow to make sure each pupil meets the minimum standards set forth by NCLB.
To satisfy the standards, students must meet adequate yearly progress AYP through testing against curricular objectives. When the test scores fall below minimum requirements, the school has two years to make changes and bring scores up. Testing begins on the third grade, and continues until the eighth grade.
Many people, including myself, feel that this standard has pros and unintended cons. We all deserve to have schools in which students are really learning. The second principle, expand flexibility and control, involves the specifics of what makes the NCLB program a success. If after three years they are below NCLB standards, they become eligible to receive tutoring.
In the event the student is below NCLB standards for four years, the school steps in to take corrective action. In my opinion, a con of this principle is that the school should step in before the student is transferred to a new school; there is little good derived from simply transferring to another school if the pupil continues falling behind as a result of having poor basic skills.
If the child has basic deficiencies, a tutor should be assigned as early as possible, as recovering lost time becomes more and more difficult.
Waiting three or four years to assign a tutor might be futile. As mentioned before, parents can transfer their child to a new school or have them tutored. The fourth principle corresponds to applying educational methodologies based on scientific methods. As per the NCLB, schools should fund only programs that are proven to work through the scientific method.
This principle is good in that it ensures schools spend money on effective programs; instead of continue investing money in programs that have already been proven to be ineffective. Schools have an incentive to select good programs that have been proven to work.
The fifth principle corresponds to having well qualified teachers, who have the necessary training. To be qualified to teach, educators must: This principle has a definitive pro in that it ensures schools have personnel that are competent, qualified and have the skills needed to help students learned, including diverse learners.
In summary, I feel that the NCLB act is based on some good principles that have the best of intensions: NCLB also has critics, like any other government initiative; a major concern is whether it will give schools an incentive to TTTT, to make sure students meet minimum testing requirements. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pros and cons of NCLB.In late November, Congress proposed reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
With the No Child Left Behind Act of (NCLB), states receiving federal funds were, for the first time, required to report the educational progress of their English Language Learner (ELL) students. The controversial No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) brought test-based school accountability to scale across the United States.
This study draws together results from multiple data sources to identify how the new accountability systems developed in response to NCLB have influenced student achievement, school-district finances, and measures of school and teacher practices. PBIS — What You Need to Know.
Now we are all PBIS! Positive Behavior Support (PBS) is no more—or rather the name has changed. The concepts, strategies, and techniques remain, but they have received a new label—Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
Coverage of the recent enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a major rewrite of the much-maligned No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), has rightly focused on Congress’s decision to. Research Papers in Education, v28 n5 p This qualitative study examines the perspectives of eight exemplary African-American science teachers toward No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and their outreach to families and communities in the context of the USA.