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1 Demystifying and Implementing the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

2 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Goals of NCLB All students able to read by end of 3 rd grade. All students assessed. All schools accountable. Parents informed and involved. Teachers and aides will be qualified for assignments. Students will be prepared for the future.

3 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Before and After 1994 (from 1965) law Make progress Composite Meet target over 5 years Standards-based Priority for low income students More discretionary funding 2001 law Annual yearly progress Subgroup analysis Standards-based More entitlement funding Funds for bilingual on an entitlement basis as well as for reading

4 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Acronyms or Numbers NCLB AYP SES Subgroups (two answers are OK here) Other indicators

5 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt What is the mystery of AYP? Annual academic performance targets in reading and math. Must reach by 2014 for 100% proficiency (seen by USDE as a goal). All students and subgroups of 40 or more at a school, district and then state level are calculated and analyzed.

6 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Three Critical Factors for AYP 1. Percent of reading and of math scores that meet or exceed standards, compared to the annual state targets, beginning with 40% baseline in 2002 (to 100% in 2014) % % % % %

7 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Three Critical Factors for AYP (continued) 2. 95% participation rate of students overall and in all measurable subgroups (over 40) taking state assessments. Same formula at school and later at district levels.

8 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Three Critical Factors for AYP (continued) 3. Schools must meet the threshold graduation rate for high schools OR the attendance rate for elementary schools. Graduation, overall and subgroups (to 85%): 2003: 65% : 66% : 67% 2006: 69% : 72% : 75% Attendance, overall and subgroups (to 92%): 2003: 88% : 89% : 89% 2006: 89% : 90% : 90%

9 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt What Tests Count? All areas of the Illinois Learning Standards of 1997 remain in place. For NCLB, reading, math and science must be tested Grade 3-8 and high school as of ISAT, PSAE, IAA, IMAGE and Terra Nova at schools that end at Grade 2. For AYP for NCLB, only reading and math count.

10 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Any Options to the Routine AYP Process? One. Still a safe harbor provision which means comparing two years for a particular subgroup, looking back to see if 10% progress was made from prior year to current year. Participation, graduation OR attendance rates are also part of this calculation.

11 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Every Student is Assessed!

12 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Are There Sanctions? Yes. More for Title I-funded schools than others, but every school is liable for some sanctions. Public School Choice. Supplemental Educational Services. Corrective Action. Restructuring.

13 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt How Are These Sanctions Applied? When a school misses AYP for two consecutive years… When safe harbor is tried but doesnt apply… In Illinois terms, when the Academic Early Warning or Academic Watch status is instituted.

14 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt From Demystifying ……to Implementation

15 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Two Reports Noted Condition of Public Education in 2003 by the State Board of Education at From the Capital to the Classroom: Year 2 of the No Child Left Behind Act by the Center for Education Policy at

16 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Standards and Assessments On a more serious note -- proficiency Math achievement rising in all grades. 38% of students taking ISAT reading fail to meet state standards. Achievement gap is lessening in reading, math and science. High school science scores up 1.1%. Strong correlation between taking core courses and ACT scores/college achievement.

17 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Standards and Assessment (continued) IMAGE and student proficiency Steady increase in the number of students in Grades 3 and 5 expanding their English language acquisition and transition to proficient use of English. Number of non-English speaking students in Illinois is rising steadily. New provision about IMAGE or ISAT/PSAE in year 4 or years 4 and 5 should help with AYP in the future.

18 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Standards and Assessment (continued) IMAGE (continued) New state provision about IMAGE or ISAT/PSAE in year 4 or years 4 and 5 should help with AYP in the future. February 2004 guidance from USDE that says LEP students in first year in US do not need to be tested and do not need to be counted for AYP purposes.

19 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Standards and Assessment (continued) IMAGE (continued) State is creating English language proficiency standards now. State will move from four state-approved local tests which test some of the required areas to a state-required test which will cross all required domains – listening, reading, speaking and writing.

20 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Standards and Assessment (continued) Illinois Alternate Assessment and student proficiency Student performance generally improved. New federal parameter of December 2003 to only count 1% of these test takers as proficient. Still a need to address gray area students in the testing process.

21 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Standards and Assessment (continued) Reading and the Middle Grades Weakest area of our state educational system is in Grades 5-8. Drop off in progress in reading skills. Students least prepared for higher order reading skills. Need to have a concentrated effort to improve reading comprehension skills in the middle grades.

22 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Standards and Assessment (continued) New tests to fill in gaps in Grades 4, 6 and 7 in reading and math. Illinois received an A- on standards and accountability inState of the States article of January 2004 by Education Week.

23 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Reading Trends

24 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Math Trends

25 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Accountability Illinois must hold every school accountable for making progress. State has a System of Support… State needs to have Extended Learning Programs in place… Schools not making sufficient progress two years in a row are considered as failing to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).

26 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Accountability - School Status # schools to be on AEWS – 314 (less appeals) # of schools to be on AWS – 372 (less appeals) # of schools not making AYP for attendance or graduation: 5; 1 # of schools not making AYP – 1,688 (less appeals) # of schools not making AYP anticipated after appeals: 1,238 – 1,688

27 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Accountability (continued) Sanctions for Title I-funded schools not making progress is choice and supplemental educational services. 571 schools in required to offer public school choice; 368 in Chicago. 322 of the 571 schools in required to offer SES; 231 in Chicago. Must choose SES provider from state-approved and state-monitored list.

28 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE

29 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICES

30 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt ILLINOIS REPORT CARD

31 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Highly Qualified Teachers Working on special criteria, especially for veteran teachers. Do not have criteria in place for special educators at this time. We are awaiting reauthorization of IDEA. Need solutions for requirements for teachers in rural settings, middle grades. Notice provisions.

32 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Highly Qualified Teachers 2.4% of teachers now have emergency or provisional credentials. 2.3% of classes are not taught by highly qualified teachers. 76% of teachers have been determined as NCLB-highly qualified. 254 NBPTS teachers as of 11/03; 8 th as a state in new teachers.

33 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Qualified Paraprofessionals Illinois has two tests approved as state- approved tests for these paraprofessionals to use – ParaPro by ETS and WorkKeys by ACT. Illinois is tied with New York as ranking highest for being on track to prepare teacher aides and meet the NCLB 2006 deadline! (recent AFT report)

34 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Condition of Education Series of recommendations on what it will cost to improve student achievement, improve the education workforce, and provide adequate school funding. Same Education Week article mentioned earlier rated Illinois as F in education funding equity.

35 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Condition of Education (continued) Needs: Fully fund state mandates to assure that districts do not have to subsidize these programs with state or local general funds. Fund programs which provide districts flexibility for local decisions such as GSA. Fund programs which help districts cope with added costs of special populations.

36 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Condition of Education (continued) Additional Needs: Fund initiatives that are research-based (like Extended Learning Opportunities) and have the greatest promise for moving the educational system ahead. Fund programs that do not have a local funding base (like early childhood). Provide assistance to schools and districts not meeting AYP by investing in the System of Support.

37 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Conclusions is the first year for full NCLB implementation. Learning curve for all of us. Well be adding additional grades to test in 2006, and there will be more hurdles for districts to cross. Need to continue to move forward.

38 Demystifying and Implementing NCLBFebruary2004.ppt Resources ISBE at NCLB info at NCLB contact at AYP info at SES provider info at USDE information at


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