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Center on Education Policy Publications

Makeovers, Facelifts, or Reconstructive Surgery: An Early Look At NCLB School Restructuring In Michigan

Author(s): Caitlin Scott
Published: November 1, 2004

Examination of the restructuring phase mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act in three Michigan school districts.

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Full Report (PDF format, 188 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Scott%5FMIRestructuring%5F110104%2Epdf
Press Release (PDF format, 20.0 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FMIRestructuring%5F110104%2Epdf

Rule Changes Could Help More Schools Meet Test Score Targets for the No Child Left Behind Act

Author(s): Naomi Chudowsky, Victor Chudowsky, Nancy Kober, Diane Stark Rentner
Published: October 1, 2004

This report shows the changes approved and disapproved by the US Department of Education in states' NCLB accountability plans and how these changes may affect the states making adequate yearly progress.

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Report (PDF format, 103 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Chudowsky2KoberStarkRenter%5FReport%5FStateAccountabilityPlanAmendments%5F100104%2Epdf

TestTalk for Leaders-Issue 3: My School Didn't Make Adequate Yearly Progress - So What Does That Mean?

Author(s): Nancy Kober
Published: October 1, 2004

Issue 3: My School Didn't Make Adequate Yearly Progress -- So What Does That Mean? - A brief overview of the significance of failing to meet adequate yearly progress as it relates to states' progress as defined by the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Issue 3 (PDF format, 423 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEPTestTalk3%5F100104%2Epdf

Washington Post Op-Ed: Talk Tough, but …

Author(s): Jack Jennings, Nancy Kober
Published: October 1, 2004

Put the Money Where Your Mouth Is - Appearing in the Washington Post's op-ed Outlook section this letter points out the initial problems with the Administration's implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Article (PDF format, 19.9 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=JenningsKober%5FOp%2DEdWashingtonPost%5F100104%2Epdf

2004 Election Results and the No Child Left Behind Act

Author(s): CEP
Published: September 1, 2004

Published in the Fall 2004 issue of Notebook, a publication of the Grantmakers in Education association, this articles touches on effects the coming election might have on the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Article (PDF format, 264 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=2004Elections%5FNCLB%5F090104%2Epdf

State High School Exit Exams 2004 Annual Report: A Maturing Reform

Author(s): CEP
Published: August 1, 2004

Preview of findings from the 2004 CEP report, STATE HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAMS: A Maturing Reform.

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Full Report (PDF format, 2354 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEP%5FHSEE04Report080104%2Epdf
Press Release (PDF format, 23.7 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FHSEE04Report%5F081804%2Epdf

Title I Funds - Who's Gaining, Who's Losing, and Why (School Year 2004-2005)

Author(s): Thomas Fagan
Published: June 1, 2004

The report analyzes the mechanism for funding for Title I under the No Child Left Behind Act and the states that have either lost or gained federal funding under the program for school year 2004-2005.

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Full Report (PDF format, 242 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Fagan%5FReport%5FTitleIFunds%5F060104%2Epdf
Press Release (PDF format, 14.0 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FTitleI%5F061404%2Epdf

Pay Now or Pay Later: The Hidden Costs of High School Exit Exams

Author(s): CEP
Published: May 1, 2004

Preview of findings from the CEP's report, PAY NOW OR PAY LATER: The Hidden Costs of High School Exit Exams, looks at the extra costs of implementing the No Child Left Behind Act's mandated exit exams.

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Full Report (PDF format, 1088 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=CEP%5FReport%5FHiddenCost%5F050104%2Epdf
Summary (PDF format, 191 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Summary%5FHiddenCost%5F050104%2Epdf

What's Good About Public Schools

Author(s): Jack Jennings, Madlene Hamilton
Published: May 1, 2004

This article, written for the National PTA's magazine-- Our Children, highlights the gains made in US public schools.

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Article (PDF format, 552 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=JenningsHamilton%5FArticle%5FWhatsGoodAboutPS%5F050104%2Epdf

From the Capital to the Classroom: Year 2 of the No Child Left Behind Act

Author(s): Elizabeth Pinkerton, Caitlin Scott, Barbara Buell, Nancy Kober
Published: January 1, 2004

This report from the Center on Education Policy describes the implementation and effects of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) during calendar year 2003, the second year of the Act's existence. The report is the first and most comprehensive national examination of all main aspects of NCLB implementation at the federal, state, and local levels, and is the second CEP report to examine the implementation of NCLB. The information in this report is based on a survey of 47 states and the District of Columbia, a nationally representative survey of 274 school districts, in-depth case studies of 33 urban, suburban, and rural school districts, and other research methods.

Among our major findings are that: states and school districts are trying hard to meet the requirements of the Act and agree with its goals; broader and deeper effects of the law were being felt by school districts in 2003, which is resulting in additional help for schools identified for improvement; choosing another public school is rarely used by parents of children in identified schools, while the option of receiving tutoring services is used more frequently; states and school districts are moving slowly to update the qualifications of teachers and paraprofessionals as required by the Act; some of the requirements of the Act are unworkable; and states and school districts face serious funding pressures and a lack of capacity to carry out the Act.

List of School Districts in Case Studies:

Alabama: Calhoun County School District
Alaska: Kodiak Island Borough School District
Arkansas: Fayetteville Public Schools
California: Escondido Union Elementary School District
California: Grant Joint Union High School District
California: Oakland Unified School District
Colorado: Colorado Springs District 11
Colorado: Fort Lupton Weld Re-8 School District
Florida: Collier County School District
Idaho: Joint School District No. 2 -- Meridian
Illinois: Chicago Public Schools
Kansas: Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools
Louisiana: St. John the Baptist Parish Public Schools
Massachusetts: Avon Public School District
Massachusetts: Boston Public Schools
Minnesota: Cloquet Independent School District No. 94

Mississippi: Pascagoula School District
Missouri: Hermitage School District
Nebraska: Heartland School District
Nevada: Clark County School District
New Jersey: Bayonne School District
New Mexico: Bloomfield School District
New York: Romulus Central Schools
North Carolina: Wake County Public School System
North Dakota: Napoleon School District
Ohio: Cleveland Municipal School District
Oregon: Tigard-Tualatin School District
South Carolina: Berkeley County School District
Texas: Cuero Independent School District
Vermont: Marlboro School District
Vermont: Orleans Central Supervisory Union
Virginia: Waynesboro School District
Wisconsin: Sheboygan Area School District

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Full Report (PDF format, 2315 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=FullReport%5FNCLB2%5F010104%2Epdf
Standard Error Tables (PDF format, 87.1 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=StandardErrorTable%5FNCLB2%5F012604%2Epdf
Introduction to School Districts Case Study (PDF format, 11.2 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Intro%5FNCLB2%5FCaseStudies%2Epdf
Report on School Districts Case Study (PDF format, 556 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=FullReport%5FNCLB2%5FCaseStudies%2Epdf
Case Study: Alabama to California (PDF format, 84.7 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB2%2DCaseStudies%5FAL%2DCA%2Epdf
Case Study: Colorado to Louisiana (PDF format, 121 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB2%2DCaseStudies%5FCO%2DLA%2Epdf
Case Study: Massachusetts to New Mexico (PDF format, 102 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB2%2DCaseStudies%5FMA%2DNM%2Epdf
Case Study: New York to Wisconsin (PDF format, 136 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=NCLB2%2DCaseStudies%5FNY%2DWI%2Epdf
Press Release for Report (PDF format, 19.5 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FNCLB2%5F012604%2Epdf
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