Latest No Child Left Behind Act Stories
By MEG HECKMAN Many New Hampshire students aren't meeting state standards in science, according to the first round of statewide testing in the subject in five years.
Standardized testing is an inescapable part of modern education; however, these tests often fail to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities. Vanderbilt University Learning Sciences Institute researchers Stephen N. Elliott, Peter A. Beddow and Ryan J. Kettler have developed a decision-making instrument called the Test Accessibility and Modification Inventory (TAMI) to address the issue of accessibility for students with special needs.
By Eileen M. Adams SAD 44 Superintendent David Murphy expects a two-person team from the state Department of Education to visit his district this fall to provide ideas on how to improve student test scores. "They will work with us to identify components needing work," he said.
By KELLEY BOUCHARD Two years ago, Biddeford Middle School was in a bad spot. For three years in a row, the school had failed to improve as expected under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
It isn't often that there's any good news to be found in failing grades. But we think there are a few nuggets of hope on the latest report card for the state's annual reading and math assessment tests.
By Murray Light The National Education Association currently supports 145 bills introduced in Congress to revise the No Child Left Behind law, the current version of which is up for reauthorization this year.
By Libby Quaid Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Students are doing better in elementary and middle school, but key indicators show little progress among high school and college students, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings said.
By Jennifer Gokhman Tracy and Manteca school districts continue to improve, with Academic Performance Index scores rising, and all 20 elementary schools in Manteca Unified School District reaching a score of 700 or above.
By Wang, Chuang Algozzine, Bob Abstract. Reading problems are among the most prevalent concerns in schools; poor readers in elementary school who do not receive special assistance are particularly at risk for dismal academic careers.
At the end of this school year, two Ohio charter schools -- one in Toledo and one in Youngstown -- will be forced to close under a new state law that draws a line in the sand when it comes to poor academic performance.
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