Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Study casts doubt on No Child’s effectiveness

In the Examiner...


In an era of high-stakes testing brought on by the No Child Left Behind Act, new
research finds the overall quality of reading and math instruction to be in
decline, and the students most in need of high-quality teaching as the least
likely to receive it.

Linda Valli, the University of Maryland education
professor who collected the data, said her findings cast doubt on the
effectiveness of NCLB, the federal legislation signed in 2001 aimed at raising
standards and closing the “achievement gap” between high-performing and
low-performing students.

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