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No Child Left Behind Policy

In terms of the 'No Child Left Behind' policy, discuss its current or potential impact on some of the major child and adolescent developmental domains. These domains include family, school, and community.

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No Child Left Behind Act

The implementation of policies to comply with the "No Child left Behind Act" requires that funds in most of the major elementary and secondary education Act (ESEA) support educational activities that are based on "scientifically based research." ESEA programs affected by this mandate include: Title 1 grants to local educational agencies, reading First, Early Reading First, Even Start, Literacy through School Libraries, comprehensive school reforms, improving teacher quality state, and safe and drug free schools and communities. The law was designed to assure that students in some demographic groups, who were unlikely to succeed and be left behind. For example, the law applies to schools that receive Title I money from the federal government. It is reported that more than half of the public schools are Title I schools with 35% of the students attending those schools coming from low-income families (Greater Schools Staff). The NCLB Act required states to report the progress of students in subjects such as reading and math. For those students who fall short of reaching state standards must be given alternate assessments (Browder, Karvonen, Davis, Fallin, & Courade-Little, 2005). However, the law allowed for states to determine how students' success would be measured (Great schools Staff).

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The expert discusses the current or potential impacts on some of the major child and adolescent development domains. The "No Child Left Behind" is examined.