9781412915557

NCLB Meets School Realities : Lessons from the Field

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    9781412915557

  • ISBN10:

    1412915554

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-06-01
  • Publisher: Corwin Pr

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Summary

Based on data from 6 states and 11 districts, this essential resource helps educators understand the issues raised by NCLB and its implications for educating all children.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
About the Authors xxi
About the Contributors xxiii
Introduction xxv
When Federal Power is Expanded: The Politics of Implementing the No Child Left Behind Act
1(22)
Implementing NCLB
5(12)
Bush Administration and Federalism: An Activist Administration
6(3)
State Fiscal Constraints
9(3)
Increasing Political Opposition Within the States
12(3)
State Capacity to Implement NCLB
15(2)
Conclusions and Implications
17(2)
Resource
19(4)
Required Elements for State Accountability Systems
19(4)
Test-Based Accountability and the Achievement Gap
23(16)
Test-Based Accountability: Its Goals and Consequences
25(1)
The Implications of Federal Accountability
26(9)
Dual Accountability Systems
26(5)
Inconsistent Proficiency Standards
31(1)
Disparate Impact of Subgroup Rules for Minority Students and Their Schools
32(3)
Implications for Policymakers and Educators
35(4)
Does NCLB Provide Good Choices for Students in Underperforming Schools?
39(18)
Lessons Learned From Magnet Schools and Inter-District Choice
41(1)
Student Transfer Rates
42(4)
Requesting Transfers and Moving Schools: The Extent of Choice Among Eligible Students
43(2)
Explaining Differences in Parental Response to the Transfer Option
45(1)
Schooling Options Under NCLB
46(4)
The Number of Schools Chosen to Accept Student Transfers
47(1)
Sending Schools, Receiving Schools, Eligible Receiving Schools: Comparing Proficiency Levels
47(3)
Constraints on Implementing Choice
50(3)
Capacity Constraints
50(1)
Conflict Between State Testing Schedules and Choice Implementation Timelines
51(1)
Pre-Existing Choice Programs
52(1)
Implications for Educators
53(4)
School District Experience With Supplemental Educational Services
57(24)
Supplemental Services: A New Direction for Title I
58(2)
Eligibility and Participation in Supplemental Services
60(4)
Student Eligibility for Supplemental Educational Services by Race and Ethnicity
61(1)
Student Participation in Supplemental Educational Services
62(2)
Implementing Supplemental Services
64(10)
Increased Administrative Burden
65(2)
Managing the Supplemental Service Providers
67(4)
Costs of Supplemental Educational Services
71(1)
Coordinating Supplemental Educational Services With the School Curriculum
72(2)
Challenges to Evaluating Supplemental Educational Services
74(2)
Conclusion
76(2)
Resource
78(3)
Listening to Teachers: Classroom Realities and NCLB
81(24)
Christopher Tracey
Survey Methodology
82(1)
Teachers' Views of Their Schools
83(4)
Summary
86(1)
Accountability, Sanctions, and Incentives
87(9)
NCLB Sanctions and Accountability
88(7)
Summary
95(1)
What Teachers Need
96(7)
Summary
101(2)
Conclusion
103(2)
Graduation Rate Accountability Under the No Child Left Behind Act
105(16)
Daniel J. Losen
The Crisis Affects All Students, Especially Minorities
109(1)
How Graduation Rate Accountability Fits Into the Larger Scheme of NCLB
109(2)
Administrative Emasculation
111(6)
Federal Regulations, Weak Implementation
112(3)
Federal Approval of Weak State Accountability Systems
115(2)
Court Response to Low Graduation and High Dropout Rates
117(1)
Conclusion
118(3)
Conclusion: Rethinking No Child Left Behind
121(6)
Lessons From Our Research
122(3)
What We Need
125(2)
Endnotes 127(4)
References 131(10)
Index 141

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