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Document Number: 7483

Answering the Question That Matters Most: Has Student Achievement Increased Since No Child Left Behind? - Using testing data from all 50 states, this study addresses two key questions regarding No Child Left Behind: has student achievement increased and have achievement gaps narrowed since the law was enacted? Overall, the answer to both questions is “yes,” but progress varies by subject, grade and student group. The report notes, however, that the gains cannot be attributed directly to NCLB since considerable reform efforts have been underway prior to and since 2002. (Center on Education Policy, May 2007) ...

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