NCLB: Legislation and Litigation
- URGENT (Jan 2015) ~ Write Congress to demand less testing, an end to high stakes.
- The Forum on Educational Accountability
January 2015: FEA Recommendations for Improving Federal Law
- Numerous organizations have proposed changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, now called "No Child Left Behind." The attached chart, in two pages, (page one, page two) compares the proposals of 11 organizations. For more discussion, see "Bumper Crop of Proposals to Revise NCLB" in the April 2007 FairTest Examiner.
- Issues and Arguments on the Federally Mandated Testing Plan
- Communities for Quality Education maintains a regularly updated directory of state actions aimed at overhauling the "No Child Left Behind" law. Check it out at: http://www.qualityednow.org
- The National Education Association has filed suit against NCLB as an unfunded mandate. From that page you can also send a letter to your Congressional representatives.
- Here is the link that leads to the NCLB law and to regulations on the dept of ed website: http://www.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/index.html?exp=0
- Various final regulations on NCLB at:
- Final regs on inclusion of students with special education needs in NCLB testing is at
- On inclusion of Limited English Profient students in NCLB and determing who is or is not LEP: http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/finrule/2003-1/010803a.html
- See FairTest's summary of the elementary and secondary education act and its impact on students and schools.
- Link to National Assessment of Educational Progress and National Assessment Governing Board at http://www.nagb.org/
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