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1 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) An Overview

2 Resources Policy Guidance NCLB Brochures

3 Enacted January 8, 2002

4 Overview of NCLB 1.Increase Accountability for Student Performance 2.Focus on What Works 3.Reduce Bureaucracy and Increase Flexibility 4.Empower Parents

5 Increase Accountability for Student Performance

6 State Standards Assessment System Accountability System Adequate Yearly Progress School Improvement

7 Standards Academic Standards –Coherent, rigorous content of what children are expected to know and be able to do –Encourage the teaching of advanced skills

8 Standards Student Academic Achievement Standards –Aligned to State Academic Standards –Includes a minimum of three levels of achievement (basic, proficient, and advanced)

9 Assessment System Aligned to State standards Measures what children should be able to do

10 Assessment System 1.Reading and Mathematicsassess annually in Grades 3-8, and in high school 2.Scienceby , at least in one grade in Grades 3-5, Grades 6-9, and Grades 10-12

11 Accountability System Criteria –Based on State academic standards and State assessments –Include sanctions and rewards Adequate Yearly Progress –Single system for all public schools

12 Adequate Yearly Progress Example %Math 46.8%Reading Increase 100% Add Science Assessment

13 AYP Targets Academic Performance 95% participation in state assessments Other Indicator –70% Graduation Rate –90% Attendance Rate 100%91.5%83.2%74.9%66.6%58.3%50.0%41.7%33.4%Math 100%93.4%86.7%80.1%73.4%66.8%60.1%53.5%46.8%R/LA School Year

14 School Improvement Failing to meet AYP for two consecutive years identifies the campus for School Improvement. Five levels of School Improvement. Meeting AYP for two consecutive years exits the campus from School Improvement status.

15 Five Levels of School Improvement Year 1School Choice/Transportation Year 2Supplemental Services Year 3Corrective Action Year 4Restructuring Year 5Alternative Governance

16 Year 1 Campus Revise Plan within 3 months for 2 year-period Provide School Choice Option Provide Transportation for School Choice Option

17 Year 2 Campus Continue Year 1 interventions Provide Supplemental Educational Services

18 Year 3 Campus Continue Year 1 and Year 2 interventions Take corrective action Publish and disseminate information regarding corrective action

19 Year 4 Campus Continue Year 1 and Year 2 interventions Continue corrective action Develop plan for restructuring

20 Year 5 Campus Implement alternative governance from restructuring plan

21 LEA Improvement Year 1Revise District Improvement Plan Year 2Implement the revised District Improvement Plan Year 3Take corrective action

22 Focus on What Works

23 Scientifically Based Research High-Quality Teachers Paraprofessional Qualifications

24 Scientifically Based Research Research that involves the application of rigorous, systematic and objective procedures to obtain reliable and valuable knowledge relevant to education activities and programs. NCLB requires six criteria be met to be scientifically based.

25 Highly Qualified Teachers A teacher meets NCLB definition if the teacher has Full State Certification (a license to teach in the state), and a Bachelors Degree (or higher), and has Demonstrated Competency

26 When? Who? End of SY All teachers in core academic subject areas When Hirednew Title I, Part A Teachers – Schoolwide Campus All teachers in core academic subject areas – Targeted Assistance Campus All teachers whose salary is paid in whole or in part with Title I, Part A funds

27 Core Academic Subjects English reading or language arts mathematics science foreign languages civics and government economics arts history geography

28 Title I, Part A Paraprofessional Qualifications Any paraprofessional with instructional duties hired after January 8, 2002, and working in a Title I, Part A program must have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent; and

29 Title I, Part A Paraprofessional Qualifications 2 years of study at institution of higher education; OR Associates (or higher) degree; OR Meet a rigorous standard of quality and can demonstrate, through a formal state or local academic assessment (continued)

30 Paraprofessional Qualifications Knowledge of, and the ability to assist in instructing, in reading, writing, and mathematics; or Knowledge of, and the ability to assist in instructing, reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness, as appropriate. (State or Local Assessment) of:

31 Title I, Part A Paraprofessional Qualifications Paraprofessionals with instructional duties hired before January 8, 2002, must satisfy the requirements within 4 years (January 8, 2006).

32 Paraprofessional Qualifications Exceptions : Paraprofessional who is proficient in English and a language other than English who provides services by acting as a translator; or Paraprofessional whose duties consist solely of conducting Title I, Part A parental involvement activities.

33 Title I, Part A Principal Certification Written Annual Compliant with Section 1119 Available to general public for review Copies maintained Each Title I, Part A campus; and LEA central office.

34 Reduce Bureaucracy and Increase Flexibility

35 Ed-Flex State Flex & Local Flex Demonstration Programs Funding Transferability

36 Ed-Flex Commissioner has authority to waive federal requirements that impede student performance NCLB increased the number of programs covered by Ed-Flex Texas has Ed-Flex authority through January 2006

37 State-Flex/Local Flex Demonstration Programs Maximum 7 states and 150 LEAs nationwide Flexibility in the use of identified program funds Increased accountability and performance agreements

38 Funding Transferability All LEAs not identified for improvement may transfer 50% of their allocations under selected programs. LEAs in improvement may transfer 30%. LEAs in corrective action are not eligible.

39 Empower Parents

40 LEA/Campus Responsibilities Parent Notifications Parents Right-to- Know School Safety Choice Option School Improvement –School Choice Option –Supplemental Educational Services

41 LEAs Written Policy Requirements Development Capacity building of schools and parents Annual evaluation of effectiveness

42 Campuss Written Policy Requirements Development School-parent compacts Capacity building

43 LEA and Campus Responsibilities Assistance, materials and training to parents Education of teachers, principals, and other staff Information in format and language parent can understand Building Capacity through-

44 Parent Notification A school receiving Title I, Part A funds must provide each individual parent the childs level of achievement in each state academic assessment, and timely notice if the child has been assigned or taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified.

45 informing how parents can be involved in education and assist child in obtaining English proficiency and meeting high standards, and providing opportunities for meetings. Notification Requirements LEAs implementing Title III programs must implement an effective means of outreach to parents of LEP students

46 Notification Requirements If Title I, Part A or Title III funds are used to provide a language instruction program for LEP students, parents of LEP students must be notified not later than 30 days after beginning of school

47 Notification Requirements reasons for identification as LEP and need for placement, childs level of English proficiency, programs methods of instruction, how program will meet strengths and needs of child and help child learn English and meet standards, specific exit requirements, if disability, how program meets IEP, and written guidance detailing parents right to remove, decline, or choose another program or method.

48 Parents of students attending Title I, Part A campuses must be notified that they may request information regarding professional qualifications of their childs classroom teachers. Parents Right-to-Know

49 School Safety Choice Option Parent may ask to transfer student if the student Attends a school identified as persistently dangerous Has been a victim of a violent crime on campus

50 Parent Consultation Title I, Part Ause of parent involvement funds Title II, Part Aprogram planning and application development Title IV, Part Aprogram planning, application development, program evaluation Title V, Part Aprogram planning, design, and implementation

51 For additional information, contact the Division of NCLB Program Coordination at TEA.

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