Test Scores Rising But Schools Still Struggle With Mandates

Silverman, Fran
June 2005
District Administration;Jun2005, Vol. 41 Issue 6, p31
The article reports that students in most districts are scoring higher on standardized tests and the achievement gap is narrowing under No Child Left Behind, according to a new survey by the Center on Education Policy. But in From the Capital to the Classroom: Year 3 of No Child Left Behind, educators want more money and English- language learners and disabled students exempted from testing requirements. District officials in 49 states surveyed also say it's tough to monitor the effectiveness of after-school and supplemental education programs required and that very few students transfer from failing schools.


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