describes gifted students as "children or youth who give evidence of high achievement capability in areas such as intellectual, creative, artistic, or leadership capacity, or in specific academic fields, and who need services and activities not ordinarily provided by the school in order to fully develop those capabilities" (Title IX, Part A, Definition 22).
Dee and Jacob convincingly show that certain subgroups of children attending schools in states with weak accountability regimes prior to NCLB
partially caught up with children in states with stronger programs.
has been extremely controversial from its inception.
At this point, 60% of Americans say they are either very or somewhat familiar with NCLB
, with 14% saying they are not familiar at all with it.
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One significant problem is that NCLB
testing policies inadvertently have weakened state-level exams and academic transparency.
Linda Darling-Hammond, Professor of Education at Stanford University and a consultant to Congress on NCLB
Fordham Foundation, stated that the NCLB
has left "our schools undermotivated and overregulated, our parents frustrated and bewildered, millions of our kids subproficient, and thousands of our schools stuck with 'in need of improvement' labels but not improving.
We must also be engaged in conversations about other laws such as NCLB
that undoubtedly have an effect on CTE students and education as a whole.
I begin with these examples because, in the wake of NCLB
(2001), students across the country in countless districts and classrooms experience the same quiet marginalization of their prior knowledge, and consequently of their future potential, as the standards have become the educational target.
As a means of wide-scale school reform, the Educate America Act in 1989 (National Education Goals Panel, 1997) and NCLB
in 2001 evolved to address student academic achievement.
The following describes some of the major challenges and prospects related to state-level implementation of NCLB
and the associated National Collaboration Project goals.