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Analysis of No Child Left Behind Act

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  1. Analysis of No Child Left Behind Act Ben, Eric & Shawn

  2. No Child Left Behind Act • “Landmark in education reform designed to improve student achievement and change the culture of America's schools” • (District of Columbia Public Schools) • Signed into law by President Bush on January 8th, 2002

  3. Roadmap • Motivation • Government’s previous action • No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act • Enforcement & Penalty • Pros & Cons • Conclusion

  4. Motivation of the Act • Crisis in public education • Rank 18th in knowledge among 15-year-olds • Rank behind • Iceland • Hungary • France • South Korea • Czech Republic • Slovak Republic …

  5. Government’s Action • Before the Act • Increase funding for public school • Double the money spent since 1980 • Effect: none

  6. Government’s Action • 2001 • No Child Left Behind Act • To improve public education system • 4 pillars • Demanding higher test scores • More discretion in spending federal dollar • Focus on scientifically proven education methods • Giving parents stronger voices

  7. Enforcement(aka NCLB standard) • Adequate progress on standard tests • Annual tests on Mathematics, Science & Reading • Goal: 100% passing rate in year 2014 • Education requirements on teachers • Bachelor's degree • Full certification

  8. Penalty for schools NOT meeting the standard • For 2 years • Students attend nearby better school • School pays all transportation expenses • For 3 years • Must provide “supplemental education services” • For 4 years • School staff replaced & curriculum revamped • For 5 years • Drastic action, Significant reconstruction, State takeover

  9. Pros (1) • Informing parents • Annual school reports w/ statistic on • Test scores • Teacher qualifications • Drop rates • Parents informed about school quality

  10. Pros (2) • Higher standards • Standard & penalty system • Regardless of ethnic, income ,background • No excuse for failure • Forcing schools to make progress • Clearly defined goal • Implementing proven teaching methods

  11. Effect • In the first 2 years • Standards are higher • Test score on the rise • Achievement gap closing • In the future • Eliminating low quality schools

  12. Cons (1) • In rural area • Less financial support • New teaching materials • New curriculum • poor families • Traditionally not perform well • Small school, • inaccurate statistic

  13. Cons (2) • In newly developing communities • Class size increases • Insufficient class assistance • Diversified culture backgrounds • Schools not well-equipped

  14. Cons (3) • Teachers • Needed to adopt new teaching methods • Has to be highly qualified • Taking time and planning to adopt std • Workload increases

  15. Conclusion • Problem: • Current American students do not stand high in education globally • NCLB Act • Attempts to fulfill the expectation • Pros • Equal opportunity, higher test scores • Cons • Consideration of rural communities