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NCLB: Staking Stock, Looking Foward

Ohanian Comment: The November 2006 Education Leadership focuses on NCLB. Not all articles are available on line. As far as I can see, none call for the end of NCLB.

Feature Articles


Marge Scherer

NCLB: Is There Life Beyond Testing?

Christy Guilfoyle

NCLB's greatest effect thus far has been an emphasis on standardized assessment.

Highly Qualified Teachers for All

Linda Darling-Hammond and Barnett Berry

Ensuring a strong teaching force is NCLB's greatest promise and should be the number one priority.

A Catch-22 for Language Learners

Wayne E. Wright

NCLB sets impossible hurdles for students with limited English proficiency.

Needed: Higher Standards for Accountability

Paul E. Barton

Here's how to correct the flawed school accountability system.

A Positive Agenda for ESEA

Reg Weaver

The NEA addresses assessment, teacher development, school sanctions, and funding in its proposal for improving NCLB.

No More Invisible Kids

Kati Haycock

Poor and minority students benefit most from the spotlight NCLB shines on them.

What Are NCLB's Instructional Costs?

Michael B. Zellmer, Anthony Frontier and Denise Pheifer

Wisconsin ASCD surveyed administrators to measure the time and resources that NCLB implementation requires.

A Firsthand Look at NCLB

Responses by e-mail to our question: How is NCLB affecting you?

Turmoil in the Testing Industry

Thomas Toch

The testing companies must find qualified measurement experts, comply with tight deadlines, and improve test quality, to name a few immense challenges.

Assessment Around the World

Iris C. Rotberg

A look at testing practices in England, Turkey, Germany, Singapore, Japan, and China.

The Side Effects of NCLB

Gordon Cawelti

Of great concern is the narrowing of the curriculum.

How NCLB Drives Success in Urban Schools

Heather Zavadsky

NCLB spurs key improvements in many districts. Here's a look at what Broad Prize finalists accomplished.

A Tale of Unintended Consequences

Jennifer Corn

To raise fluency scores, this teacher threw out good practice.

How a Strong School Faced �Failure�

Lori Likis

A school �in need of corrective action� presses onward.


All About Accountability / Phony Formative Assessments: Buyer Beware!

W. James Popham

Leading to Change / Preventing 1,000 Failures

Douglas Reeves

The Principal Connection / Finding Time to Talk

Joanne Rooney

— multiple authors
Educational Leadership


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