No Child Left Behind and Standardized Testing
An explanation of the No Child Left Behind Act and its focus on schools that are capable of meeting scoring criteria for standardized tests.
# 89695 | 2,025 words | 6 sources | 2006 |
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Political Science (U.S. Federal Politics) , Political Science (Fiscal Policy (economy)) , Education (General)
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The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was intended to provide a federal mandate that would ensure equal educational opportunities for all children in the United States. Not since the 1965 Secondary Education Act has the United States government played such a significant role in how education will function in the country. This paper compares the primary focus of the 1965 Secondary Education Act with that of the No Child Left Behind Act. The paper explains that the Secondary Education Act focused primarily on funding and was implemented as a means of providing financial support for education by ensuring that educators cold afford the tools needed in the classroom. In contrast the NCLB primarily concerns funding for schools that are capable of meeting scoring criteria for standardized tests.
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