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No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

NCLB one-pager 

NCLB One-Pagers
These fliers address a variety of NCLB issues. They are easy to reproduce and suitable for inclusion in newsletters, distribution at meetings, or posting in school staff lounges.

NCLB: Let's Get It Right

NCLB: Let's Get It Right—AFT's recommendations for No Child Left Behind
AFT's recommendations to improve NCLB focus on four areas: Assessment and Accountability, School Improvement Interventions, Staffing Schools, and Funding and Systemwide Accountability. This brochure clarifies the recommendations we believe will help fulfill the promise of ESEA's commitment to disadvantaged students. (October 2006)

The Clock is Ticking

The Clock Is Ticking…Are You Highly Qualified?
This is a document that local leaders can adapt and disseminate for their own teachers. It outlines the general requirements for teachers to meet the highly qualified teacher mandates in light of NCLB's looming 2005-06 deadline. (2005)

Eight Misconceptions 

Eight Misconceptions About the No Child Left Behind Act's (NCLB) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Provisions
AYP is touted and used as a measure of school effectiveness. Yet it fails to accurately measure the progress schools make. Measuring progress fairly and accurately over time is what accountability should be about. This paper highlights eight misconceptions about the law and concludes that the current AYP formula is neither valid nor reliable and must be changed. (2004)

ER&D and NCLB Brochures 

Educational Research & Dissemination (ER&D) Program & the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, provides funds to states and school districts to support high-quality professional development programs based on scientific research that will increase the number of highly qualified teachers and paraprofessionals and help raise student achievement. These brochures describe how the AFT's ER&D program, which is based on proven practice and meets the NCLB criteria for high-quality professional development, can help schools and districts meet the new requirements under NCLB.