No Child Left Behind: Implications for ASHA Professionals The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) is the principal federal law affecting education from kindergarten through high school in the United States. NCLB represents a comprehensive approach to educational policy with emphasis on standards-based assessments as the basis for school accountability. In addition to grants for ... Viewpoint
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No Child Left Behind: Implications for ASHA Professionals
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  • Susan L. Rigney
    U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC
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Viewpoint   |   March 01, 2004
No Child Left Behind: Implications for ASHA Professionals
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, March 2004, Vol. 5, 4-7. doi:10.1044/sbi5.1.4
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, March 2004, Vol. 5, 4-7. doi:10.1044/sbi5.1.4
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) is the principal federal law affecting education from kindergarten through high school in the United States. NCLB represents a comprehensive approach to educational policy with emphasis on standards-based assessments as the basis for school accountability. In addition to grants for schools with substantial numbers of economically disadvantaged students, NCLB provides increased funds for school improvement, professional development, and language instruction for students who have limited English proficiency or are immigrants. One of the principal goals of the statute is “closing the achievement gap between high- and low-performing children, especially the achievement gaps between minority and non-minority students, and between disadvantaged children and their more advantaged peers” (NCLB §1001[3]).
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