No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Descriptive Essay by jameson902

No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
A parent's guide to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.
# 110183 | 1,190 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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This paper explains to parents that the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act covers all states, school districts, and schools that accept Title 1 federal grants. The paper then describes the qualifications stipulated by the Act for new teachers and the requirement that all students be at a proficient level by the 2013-2014 school year. The paper also discusses the new options provided by the Act for parents who want to transfer their children from failing schools and presents the new requirements for restructuring the failing schools.

Table of Contents:
Parent's Guide to No Child Left Behind
Qualifications of Teachers and Paraprofessionals
Proficiency Testing of Children
School and District Report Cards
New Options for Parents
Transfers from Failing Schools
Supplemental Services: Free Tutoring, After School Programs, Summer School
Restructuring Failing Schools
Definition: Restructuring
Rural Schools
No Child Left Behind Resources

From the Paper:

"If a Title 1 school doesn't meet its AYP goal for two years in a row, all the children in the school have the right to attend a non-failing school in that district. However, sometimes all the schools in that district are failing, in this case the child can be sent to a school in another district. During the years of 2002-2003 many children were not allowed to transfer from the failing schools. The reason for this was some districts did not make agreements with other districts which prevented the parents from this option."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • State Contacts for the No Child Left Behind Act
  • No Child Left Behind website
  • Statute
  • Regulations issued August 2002
  • Regulations issued December 2003

Cite this Descriptive Essay:

APA Format

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) (2008, December 17) Retrieved September 22, 2023, from

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"No Child Left Behind (NCLB)" 17 December 2008. Web. 22 September. 2023. <>