When The No Child Left Behind Act ( Nclb )

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Before The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) Before to the ratification of NCLB, the two main policies in effect relating to ESL students were The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Bilingual Education Act (Title VII of the ESEA) (Menken, 2010). The ESEA was put into action in the United States as a way to make sure that those who cannot afford to pay to go to school will have to opportunity to go to school and receive an education. The ESEA is the primary law that funds the pubic school system for kindergarten through twelfth grade. The Bilingual Education Act also provided the much-needed recognition that a student’s limited language can create a barrier to their education. The Bilingual Education Act (BEA) also set standards that required all schools to provide services that provided language support to non-native English speakers. The goal of this act was to provide defined support for all ELLs, as a way to even the playing field between native English speakers and non-native English speakers. The NCLB Act As a result of passing the NCLB Act the United States got rid of the Bilingual Education Act, while NCLB appeared to have the same outcome goals as the Bilingual Education Act, that is not really the case. The NCLB Act took the place of the Bilingual Education Act, through the articles of Title III. Title III’s purpose was to require all ELLs to take the same standardized tests as native English speakers as well as a language proficiency test. The
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