What is NCLB 2001?
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) 2001 is President George W. Bush's education reform bill that was signed into law on January 8, 2002.
This law dramatically increases the role of the federal government in guaranteeing the quality of public education for all children.This law focuses on:
Reform Principles of NCLB
How will states measure progress for schools & students?
What is AYP?
Adequate Yearly Progress represents the annual academic performance targets in reading and math that schools, districts and the State must reach to be considered on track.
The ultimate goal of AYP is to have all students proficient in reading and math by 2014.
How does a schoolmake AYP?
Schools must prove (via test scores) that they are on target to reach 100% proficiency for all students by 2014.
What if AYP isn't met?
What is SAFE HARBOR?
Safe Harbor provides another option to schools not making AYP.If a school does not make AYP, it can fulfill its progress requirement by doing the following:
Information for Parents
No Child Left Behind provides options to parents by giving them information on how their child, their school, and their school district is achieving academically.
How will I know how my school is doing?
Parents will receive a Report Card on their school.
NCLB requires that school districts give parents detailed reports on which schools are succeeding and why.
The school report will break down student achievement by:
This report card will also provide important information on the professional qualifications of teachers at your child's school.
If a school is identified as needing improvement, corrective action, or possible restructuring, NCLB requires that the district notify parents.
Districts are also required to inform parents on how they can get involved in school improvement efforts at their school.
What if my school does not improve?
Schools that do not improve will receive extra help with planning and technical assistance. After receiving extra help, schools that do not improve may be restructured.
Options for Parents
If a school continues to fail for three consecutive years, parents have the right to transfer their child to a successful public school, including a charter school.If a school has failed for three consecutive years, parents of disadvantaged students also have the right to:
Supplemental Educational Services (SES) paid for by the school district.
SES includes after-school tutoring in Reading and Math.
PLEASE NOTE: If you do choose to transfer your child to a new school, your child will not be eligible for Supplemental Educational Services that they could have received at their original school.
Supplemental Educational Srvcs.
PA Department of Education (PDE) must approve Supplemental Educational Service providers.
PDE currently has a list of approved SES providers.
The provider list is on the PDE website at: http://www.pde.state.pa.us/nclb
Safeguard for Parents & Students
If a school is designated by the state as persistently dangerous, parents have the right to:
TIPS for Parents
NCLB has specific requirements on Parent Involvement.
For more information, contact The School District of Philadelphia's