No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) Research Proposal by Neatwriter

No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)
A research proposal to examine how teachers and education administrators regard the NCLB Act.
# 59878 | 15,400 words | 21 sources | APA | 2005 | US

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The NCLB Act has placed greater demands on states and school districts than ever before. States are expected to define the level of proficiency that all students are expected to reach and set a timetable for schools to bring all their students up to this level by school year 2013-14. This paper shows that, while some initial studies have documented the problems associated with implementing the NCLBA, there is sparse research that documents the perceptions of teachers and administrators as to the current state and alignment of schools in relation to the NCLBA. There remains a need to further explore and document such perceptions, including those associated with the NCLBA and leadership, teaching and learning processes, technology, parental involvement, stakeholder involvement, local school council, knowledge on special education, teacher qualifications, and the degree to which yearly progress is being achieved. The overall purpose of this proposed dissertation study, therefore, is to investigate and further document current perceptions of teachers and administrators regarding NCLBA.

Paper Outline:
Background/Context of the Problem
Statement of the Problem
Research Questions
Purpose of the Study
Research Methodology
Research Design
Literature Review
Teacher Questionnaire

From the Paper:

"Research conducted after the first year of NCLBA implementation suggested that while the federal government had made lofty promises for the success of this initiative, the magnitude of change that needed to occur in American public education to bring about those promises had been underestimated (Center on Education Policy, 2003) . As also reported by the Center on Education Policy (CEP), while President George W. Bush had supported a significant increase in appropriations for the first year of NCLB as part of a political compromise to get the measure enacted, his budget for the second year proposed a much smaller increase with the states lacking the financial resources to make up the funding difference. Additionally, as concluded by the CEP, since the Act was signed, the nation's attention and resources have shifted to a war on terrorism and preparation for engagement in a war in Iraq. According to the report provided by the CEP, while the original ESEA failed because it provided money without accountability, the NCLB Act demands heavy accountability without much greater federal financial and technical assistance, representing an approach no more likely to succeed."

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No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) (2005, July 05) Retrieved January 25, 2021, from

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"No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)" 05 July 2005. Web. 25 January. 2021. <>