This course is designed for educators who wish to learn how the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) will impact their districts and schools, as well as their own experiences as a teacher or administrator.Â Students will learn the basic provisions of the act, including its requirements for the state, district, and individual school accountability.Â Additionally, the course will examine the assessment requirements of NCLB, the requirements for highly qualified teachers and paraprofessionals, the act's implications for special populations such as special education and Limited English Proficient (LEP) children, and the requirements governing 'persistently dangerous schools.'Â Completion of the course will enable students to consider thoughtfully how best to respond to the often daunting requirements of the law.
Examine implications for providing choice to victims of violent crimes, whether school is labeled as 'persistently dangerous' or not
Examine requirements for school choice under this provision
Apply criteria for what constitutes a 'persistently dangerous school'
Teacher Quality and Paraprofessional Requirements Under NCLB
Examine requirements for paraprofessionals and timelines for compliance
Examine requirements for teacher quality and timelines for compliance
School Improvement Planning Requirements Under NCLB
Explain procedure for peer review of school improvement plans by the district
Examine timeline for submission of revised school improvement plans
Outline required components of school improvement plans under NCLB
Consequences for Not Making Adequate Yearly Progress
Examine consequences for local education agencies and state education agencies
Examine school choice, supplemental services, corrective action, and restructuring
Assessment Requirements of NCLB
Examine special education and norm-referenced test requirements of NCLB
List score reporting requirements of NCLB
Identify issues of alignments and concepts of criterion-referenced tests and 'augmented' norm-referenced tests
Define basic assessment requirements of NCLB
Examine the various 'titles' of NCLB
Accountability Requirements of NCLB
Show how disaggregating of data will impact AYP decisions
Examine provisions that all schools must make adequate yearly progress (AYP)
Examine requirements for the single system of accountability
Examine requirements for all students to reach proficiency by 2013-14 school year, including requirements for establishing annual measurable objectives and a timeline for progress
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