The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), requires all states to provide an annual report card to inform stakeholders about the progress of students and schools on indicators of student achievement, attendance and graduation rates, status of ESEA Accountability, and information on “highly qualified” teachers – information that is related to student success. This report card also displays statewide academic achievement results in grades four and eight on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading and mathematics assessments, as well as the participation rates for students with disabilities and limited English proficiency on the exam. Objective measurement is essential to an effective accountability system.
The Department expects to release the 2015-16 NLCB Report Cards, showing data from 2014-15 school year this fall.
Further questions should be directed to the Department’s ESEA Title I Director Janette Kirk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 624-6707.