Accountability Systems: Implications of Requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

  title={Accountability Systems: Implications of Requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001},
  author={Robert L. Linn and Eva L. Baker and Damian W. Betebenner},
  journal={Educational Researcher},
  pages={16 - 3}
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 substantially increases the testing requirements for states and sets demanding accountability standards for schools, districts, and states with measurable adequate yearly progress (AYP) objectives for all students and subgroups of students defined by socioeconomic background, race–ethnicity, English language proficiency, and disability. However, states’ content standards, the rigor of their tests, and the stringency of their performance standards vary… 

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