The No Child Left Behind Act

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A well-meaning act often failed to translate into real benefits for citizens. The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is an act of congress enforced by the United States government to improve primary and secondary education. NCLB required schools provides highly qualified teachers for students. NCLB also required the states administered set a proficiency standard, so-called Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), which gradually increase the percentage of student that must meet the proficiency standard. The stats administrator also setup a standardize test for all the public schools students. The standardize tests measure students’ proficiency in mathematics and English reading. The purpose of NCLB is to improve individual performance in education and to close the achievement gap between each student. With the requirement to meet AYP, educator are responsible to make more effective instruction. The principle of NCLB is to help all children reach proficiency. Ideally, all the public school will be able to reach 100% student proficiency on mathematics and English reading in 2014. NCLB is theoretically a wonderful act for student. However, it has an unrealistic goal. It has many negative side effects which merely fail to match its promise for all students. NCLB has the great intention reform the education system. Schools are required to hire highly qualified teacher under the law of NCLB. This provide student with a quality education, and it make sure they receive the appropriate

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