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.
Please answer a question about statewide assessments under NCLB. As I read it, all kids need to be on grade level as measured by statewide assessments. As a psychologist, I don't get it.
Grade equivalents are not valid.
So by definition, 50% will be above average and 50% will be below. Then they will use the same norms for several years which will give the false impression that they are making progress. When it is re-normed we will be in the same situation, 50% above, 50% below.
With this is mind, what are we (educators) going to do? It seems as though President Bush has been visiting Lake Wobegon! Please help me understand this in a future issue.
I have been
following your NCLB discussion closely. This is a big topic and my employer
has not given us any info. I really appreciate your handouts for
parents and educators
In the meantime,
the gains the school must make between now and 2014 are broken up into
equal increments for each group. These groups are -
use the proficiency levels, the equivalent of average grade level [Section
1111(b)(1)(D)(ii))(II)], that they have already set for their state tests.
This will remain as a constant.
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