TITLE

Test Scores Rising But Schools Still Struggle With Mandates

AUTHOR(S)
Silverman, Fran
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
District Administration;Jun2005, Vol. 41 Issue 6, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
17409861

 

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