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.
Child Left Behind (NCLB),
the federal education law formerly known as the Elementary
Secondary Education Act (ESEA),
is generating controversy and strong opinions.
National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems (NAPAS)
is a nationwide network of congressionally-mandated disability rights
agencies that focus on the legal rights of individuals with disabilities.
NAPAS NCLB Quiz
the four statements below, then make your best guess about whether
NAPAS said each statement is
fact or fiction.
Questions about NCLB Myths and Realities (or Facts and Fictions)
1. It is unfair to require children with disabilities to take those (state proficiency) tests. It will endanger their already fragile self-esteem and increase the likelihood that they will drop out of school. Fact or fiction?
2. It is unfair to require school districts, which otherwise do well on state tests, to be found in need of improvement when it is only the scores of children with disabilities that are holding them back. The law needs to have exceptions written into it to prevent that from happening. Fact or fiction?
3. It is unfair to expect children with different types of disabilities to achieve on a one-size-fits-all test. Fact or fiction?
4. The U. S. Department of Education has not provided school districts with enough time to create alternate ways to test students, so there is no accurate way to measure the progress of children with disabilities. Fact or fiction?
as you read these statements, you are not reporting your personal
belief or position. Instead, you must determine which statements NAPAS
asserted were facts and which were fictions.
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