Closing the Achievement Gap in America's Public Schools
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  1. Closing the Achievement Gap in America's Public Schools
  2. These historic reforms will improve our public schools...
  3. Guiding Principles of No Child Left Behind
  4. A Blueprint for Better Results
  5. Standards, Assessments, and Accountability
  6. Accountability
  7. The Need for Accountability
  8. Average Grade 4 Reading Score Results for the Nation
  9. Reading Score Percentiles
  10. American Math Achievement
  11. Grade 12 Science Achievement
  12. How The No Child Left Behind Accountability System Works
  13. Standards -- The Road Map to Reform
  14. Parents and Teachers Show Strong Support for Higher Academic Standards
  15. 1994 ESEA Status as of January, 2001
  16. 1994 ESEA Status as of April 21, 2002
  17. State Content Standards
  18. Why Test?
  19. Most Americans say that statewide tests are useful for evaluating school and student performance
  20. Student Perceptions of Testing
  21. Student Perceptions (cont.)
  22. Student Perceptions (cont.)
  23. States currently testing in grades 3-8 Reading and Math
  24. Types of Statewide Assessments Currently Used in Grades 3-8
  25. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
  26. What if a school fails to make AYP?
  27. Parental Options
  28. Empowering Parents
  29. Focus on What Works
  30. "The most basic educational skill is reading. ..."
  31. Reading First
  32. Basic Premises of Reading First
  33. Why Scientifically Based Research?
  34. What Works in Reading Instruction
  35. How will Reading First help schools and teachers produce successful readers?
  36. Supporting and Recruiting Quality School Teachers
  37. A Highly Qualified Teacher in Every Classroom
  38. What is a "highly qualified teacher"?
  39. Good Teachers Make Lifelong Differences
  40. Flexibility and Local Control
  41. Flexibility and Local Control: Other Elements of Reform
  42. New Flexibility for Every Local School District
  43. How It Works
  44. States Get More Flexibility, Too
  45. Flexibility Partnerships
  46. Historic Support for Education Reform
  47. Fulfilling Education Reform's Promise to Our Children

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Last Modified: 08/22/2005