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2005 State Policies Related to the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) MS Word PDF - This document lists state policies enacted in 2005 relating to NCLB. Those policies are summarized and categorized according to the NCLB section they address. The status of each policy as of July 2005 also is provided. (Kathy Christie, Education Commission of the States, July 2005)...

State Accountability and Consolidated Plans MS Word - Use this chart for links to state consolidated plans, accountability workbook applications and state NCLB Web sites....

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Annual Report to Congress - This report provides state-level data for each state receiving assistance under Title I, with sections on: (1) state standards and assessments, (2) English language proficiency, (3) Title I schools identified for improvement, (4) public school choice and supplemental educational services and (5) teacher and paraprofessional quality. Included appendices contain assessment data from the 2002-03 school year and Title I schools identified for improvement during the 2003-04 school year. (U.S. Department of Education, February 2005)...

NCLB: A Steep Climb Ahead - This report examines how Louisiana is complying with various provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act, and the advantages and challenges the state is addressing to meet the requirements of the act. The provisions addressed include: (1) achievement standards and goals; (2) content standards and assessments; (3) adequate yearly progress, including subgroups, annual measurable objectives, safe harbor and confidence intervals; (4) school improvement, including school choice transfers, supplemental educational services and state takeover; (5) “highly qualified” teacher qualifications, including state certification, subject-area competency and classes taught by highly qualified teachers; and (6) numerous funding issues tied to these provisions. The authors note that the accountability system the state had in place before NCLB is similar to the federal system, but that the new federal requirements remove Louisiana’s ability to adjust its performance goals as 2014 approaches. (Stephenie Franks, Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, Inc., July 2004)...

NCLB Policy Letters to States - These policy letters provide guidance and insight on a variety of topics of interest to state departments of education, school districts, federal program directors, and others in implementing No Child Left Behind. Also included are U.S. Department "decision letters" regarding states' requests for changes to their accountability plans.(U.S. Department of Education, 2005) ...

Charting the Course: States Decide Major Provisions Under No Child Left Behind - States considered many issues when designing accountability systems, and this press release contains a list of almost 40 separate issues under the control and responsibility of state and local education agencies. (U.S. Department of Education, January 2004) ...

States Ain’t Misbehavin’ but the Work is Hard MS Word - This "Stateline" article highlights the findings of the Education Commission of the States No Child Left Behind survey and the progress states are making toward meeting each requirement. (Kathy Christie, "Stateline," Phi Delta Kappan, April 2003. Reprinted with permission.)...

Policy Issues Associated with School Improvement (Nebraska) - This brief presentation from the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) demonstrates the framework the state is using to address the issues of standards, accountability, assessment and school improvement. It outlines the components and goals of Nebraska’s school improvement policies, and is a useful instrument for other states and policymakers. (Nebraska Department of Education, 2002)...

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