Is the No Child Left Behind Act Working?
The Reliability of How States Track Achievement
Debate is well under way regarding the efﬁcacy of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, including whether this bundle of federal rules and resources is prompting gains in student achievement. Spirited conversation will intensify as the Congress discusses how to adjust and reauthorize this ambitious set of school reforms. Both state and federal gauges of student achievement will inform this debate.
Suggested citationFuller, B., Gesicki, K., Kang, E., & Wright, J. (2006, January). Is the No Child Left Behind Act working? The reliability of how states track achievement [Working paper]. Policy Analysis for California Education. https://edpolicyinca.org/publications/no-child-left-behind-act-working-reliability-how-states-track-achievement