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    Pros & Cons of NCLB's 5 Principles and Diverse Learners

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    What are the pros and cons of the NCLB five principles?
    Strong accountability
    Expanded flexibility and control
    Methods based on scientific research
    Expanded options for parents
    Highly qualified teachers

    How does it affect diverse learners?

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    Strong accountability

    School and state report cards are put together and published. These report cards label student achievement as basic, proficient, or advanced. Schools and districts are also required to show Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) requiring them to show regular growth in reading, language arts, and math. Because minimum passing scores of standardized tests are not regulated from state-to-state, data may show inaccurate growth in schools and student achievement state-to-state and from one year to the next.

    Expanded flexibility and control
    In the past, there has been much criticism of the "flexibility partnerships" created to make sure federal funds were being used effectively. Many found these partnerships simply implemented greater restrictions and inhibited problem-solving specific to diverse schools and districts. This fall, Congress is continuing to work on a new flexibility plan. This reform of NCLB is suggesting that states will still be held to high standards of ...

    Solution Summary

    In approximately 550 words, this posting addresses the pros and cons of NCLB with particular attention to strong accountability, expanded flexibility and control, methods based on scientific research, expanded options for parents, and highly qualified teachers. The policy's impact on diverse learners is also considered. Links to three online resources are provided.

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