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Note: Congress has reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the statute formerly known as No Child Left Behind. The new statute, Every Student Succeeds Act, was signed into law by President Obama on December 10, 2015.
No Child Left Behind statute is Public Law 107-110.
Federal Register, other legal resources.
Because this statute will affect your child's education for years, you need to learn more about the law. Think about what this law means for you, your child and your child's teachers.
Beginning in 2005, your school must test all children in grades 3-8 every year in math and reading. By Fall, 2007, science assessments are required. These test scores will determine if schools are making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) towards the goal of proficiency for all children by the 2013-2014 deadline.
a Title 1 school fails to meet its AYP goal for two consecutive
years, all children in the school may choose to attend a non-failing
school in your school district. If a Title 1 School fails to reach
its AYP goal for three years, the school will provide supplemental
services to the children remaining there. These supplemental services
include free tutoring, after-school programs, and summer school.
Letters from the Secretary of Education
No State Left Behind: The Challenges and Opportunities of ESEA 2001 by the Education Commission of the States. Click on No State Left Behind to download the PDF publication
Major Changes to ESEA in the No Child Left Behind Act by Learning First Alliance.
Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Implications for Special Education
Policy and Practice, Selected Sections of Title I and Title II,
by Council for Exceptional Children, September 2002