No Student Left Behind ActStudent’s Name Tutor’s Name Course Date Introduction The No Child Left Behind Act legislated in 2001following approval by the Congress became the turning point for education. The act brings along changes and restructuring of the education system ranging from the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Acts to application that consider the less fortunate and marginalized learners and societies. The act brings in a whole new concept of standards-based education reforms with a strong foundation of improving students’ education achievement through setting the standards high and institutionalization of achievable targets. The Education Acts demands that each state develops assessments for necessary skills including writing and arithmetic. The Act also prescribes state school funding with the administration of assessments at specific grade levels. The NCLB Act does not champion for the establishment of a national assessment status instead advocates for each state to develop its measures judgment and consequences applicable to state and local officers to ensure academic success in America’s schools thrives References Fuller Bruce Joseph Wright Kathryn Gesicki and Erin Kang. “Gauging Growth: How to Judge No Child Left Behind?” Educational Researcher 36(5) 2007 268-278 Jacob B. (2005). “Accountability Incentives and Behavior: Evidence from School Reform in Chicago.” Journal of Public Economics. 89(5-6): 761-796 Krieg John M. “Are Students Left Behind? The Distributional Effects of the No Child Left Behind Act ” Education Finance and policy3(2) Spring2008 250–281 Mead Sara. 2007. Easy way out: "Restructured" usually means little has changed. Education Next Winter 52-56 Neal D. & Schanzenbach D. W. (2010). Left behind by design: Proficiency counts and test-based accountability. Review of Economics and Statistics 92 263–283 Pederson P. (2007). What Is Measured Is Treasured: The Impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on Non assessed Subjects. Clearing House 80(6) 287–91 [...]
Imagine that your locally elected board of the school district has commissioned an Assessment Task Force to improve the overall standardized test scores of the students within the school district. The superintendent (a role played by your professor), has asked you, the Director of Assessment, to develop an assessment project proposal. The superintendent (your professor) asked you to include the following in this proposal: A research topic related to K-12 assessment. Research of a local school district’s Website to learn about the established assessment goals. (Note: Do not identify individuals by name, share proprietary information, etc.) Proposed recommendations for changes to the District's K-12 assessment goals. Presentation of the proposal for the task force. Justify your topic selection by highlighting its relevance to your chosen district being able to successfully meet its K-12 assessment goals. Your research should also focus on locating current issues, applications, assessment strategies, and tools related to your selected topic. Once you complete your research, submit this portion of the white paper to your superintendent for review and feedback. Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you: Propose your research topic in which you detail its relevance to meeting one (1) or more K-12 assessment goals in your chosen school district, focusing on a specific grade level, discipline, or target student population (gifted students, students with special needs, etc.). Examine at least three (3) key political, legal, and / or current issues related to your chosen topic. Describe at least three (3) specific needs of the students in the school district including students with special learning needs. Propose at least three (3) applications your topic has to K-12 assessment in your chosen school district. Provide at least four (4) sources that document detailed information about your proposed topic. The sources must be written within the last five (5) years. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.