A new policy paper, entitled "Ten Big Effects," examines the impact of the federal No Child Left Behind Law five years after it took effect. The paper comes from The Center on Education Policy (CEP), an independent, nonprofit research and advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C.
The center has been conducting an ongoing review of the law, gathering information, surveying education officials in all 50 states and producing numerous reports on various aspects of NCLB.
The law, which is up for reauthorization in 2007, is aimed at raising achievement and closing the achievement gap. It holds schools accountable for test scores, test participation, attendance and graduation rates for all students. To read the CEP report (a PDF document), click here.
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