Elementary and Secondary Education Act: NCLB

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U.S. Department of Education - Home Page
No Child Left Behind - Topic Site

No Child Left Behind: A Road Map to State Implementation
Title I Program Monitoring: Purpose, Rationale, and Process Used by SASA in Monitoring
Charter High Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap
States Monitored in the 2007-2008 Cycle
Approved State Accountability Plans
Community Guide to Helping America's Youth

Flexibility for States Raising Achievement for Students with Disabilities
Spellings announces new special education guidelines, a "common-sense" policy to help states implement No Child Left Behind. Guidelines reflect the latest scientific research to help students with disabilities.
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Education Data Exchange Network Survey Tool
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Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development
(OPEPD) - Home Page
Case Studies of Supplemental Services Under the No Child Left Behind Act: Findings from 2003-04

National Center for Education Statistics - Home page
National Assessment of Title I: Final Report

Government Accountability Office (GAO) – Home Page
Bureau of Indian Education: Improving Interior's Assistance Would Aid Tribal Groups Developing Academic Accountability Systems
GAO-08-1125T, September 9, 2008,

No Child Left Behind Act: Education Actions Could Improve the Targeting of School Improvement Funds to Schools Most in Need of Assistance
GAO-08-380, February 29, 2008,
DOD Schools: Additional Reporting Could Improve Accountability for Academic Achievement of Students with Dyslexia
GAO-08-70, December 6, 2007,

No Child Left Behind Act: Education Should Clarify Guidance and Address Potential Compliance Issues for Schools in Corrective Action and Restructuring Status
GAO-07-1035, September 5, 2007,

No Child Left Behind Act: Education Actions May Help Improve Implementation and Evaluation of Supplemental Educational Services
GAO-07-738T, April 18, 2007,

No Child Left Behind Act: Education Assistance Could Help States Better Measure Progress of Students with Limited English Proficiency
GAO-07-646T, March 23, 2007,

Reading First: States Report Improvements in Reading Instruction, but Additional Procedures Would Clarify Education's Role in Ensuring Proper Implementation by States
GAO-07-161, February 28, 2007,

No Child Left Behind Act: Education's Data Improvement Efforts Could Strengthen the Basis for Distributing Title III Funds
GAO-07-140, December 7, 2006,

No Child Left Behind Act: Education Actions Needed to Improve Implementation and Evaluation of Supplemental Educational Services
GAO-06-1121T, September 21, 2006,

No Child Left Behind Act: Education Actions Needed to Improve Local Implementation and State Evaluation of Supplemental Educational Services
GAO-06-758, August 4, 2006,




Iris Center for Faculty Enhancement - Home Page
Module: Accountability: High stakes testing for students with disabilities

National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt) - Home Page
Addressing the Disproportionate Representation of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in Special Education through Culturally Responsive Educational Systems

National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) - Home Page
Topic site:  Accountability for Students with Disabilities
2007 Survey of States: Activities, Changes, and Challenges for Special Education
Accountability for Assessment Results in the No Child Left Behind ...
State Accountability Policies
Putting it All Together: Including Students with Disabilities in Assessment and Accountability Systems
Universally Designed Assessments - NCEO Policy Directions 14

Project FORUM at NASDSE - Home Page
Subgroup Size - Confidentiality and Statistical Reliability
Reading First Programs: An Overview


IDEA Partnership Organizations IDEA Partnership Organizations


American Association of School Administrators - Home Page
No Superintendent Left Behind: Implementing NCLB
The Ins and Outs of Implementing NCLB

American Speech-Hearing Association - Home page

NCLB Fact Sheet on Accountability

Accountability: A More Accurate Description of Adequate Yearly Progress
NCLB Fact Sheet on Assessments for Students with Disabilities
No Child Left Behind Fact Sheet on Assessment of English Language Learners

Council of Chief State School Officers - Home Page

Key Elements for Educational Accountability Models in Transition: A Guide for Policymakers
Creating Aligned Standards and Assessments
Designing School Accountability Systems: Towards a Framework and Process
Guide to Effective Accountability Reporting
Policymakers’ Guide to Growth Models for School Accountability: How Do Accountability Models Differ?

Education Commission of the States - Home page
ECS NCLB database: state map
Accountability issue site
Site includes information on  Current Designs/ModelsNext-Generation ModelsMeasures/IndicatorsPerformance EvaluationRewardsReportingStoring/Using Data, School Improvement, and System Evaluation

National Conference of State Legislators - Home page
Accountability, Standards, and Assessments

National Governors Association
- Home Page
NCLB Pilot Allows States More Flexible Interventions


Accountability Systems Benefit Low-Achieving Students, Study Finds

National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) - Home page
IDEA and NCLB: The Intersection of Access and Outcomes, 2nd Edition (PDF)