No Child Left Behind
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The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act was signed into law on January 8, 2002. Since then, ISBE has aligned federal and state initiatives to support of higher student achievement, stronger public schools and a better-prepared teacher workforce. NCLB has affected every school and district in Illinois and there have been some challenges along with vast improvements in student achievement.
Published: August 4, 2004 Updated Sept. 19, 2011 The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, signed into law by President Bush on Jan. 8, 2002, was a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act , the central federal law in pre-collegiate education. The ESEA, first enacted in 1965 and previously reauthorized in 1994, encompasses Title I, the federal government's flagship aid program for disadvantaged students. Coming at a time of wide public concern about the state of education, the NCLB legislation set in place requirements that reached into virtually every public school in America.
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 ( NCLB ) [ 1 ] [ 2 ] is a United States Act of Congress that is a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act , which included Title I , the government's flagship aid program for disadvantaged students. [ 3 ] NCLB supports standards-based education reform based on the premise that setting high standards and establishing measurable goals can improve individual outcomes in education. The Act requires states to develop assessments in basic skills. States must give these assessments to all students at select grade levels in order to receive federal school funding. The Act does not assert a national achievement standard; standards are set by each individual state. [ 4 ] NCLB expanded the federal role in public education through annual testing, annual academic progress, report cards, teacher qualifications, and funding changes. [ 3 ] The bill passed in the U.S. Congress with bipartisan support. [ 5 ]