The Pulliam Group specializes
in NCLB Compliant Programs - "Your one STOP SHOP!"
The goal of No Child Left
Behind, is to create the best educational opportunities for our nation's
children and to ensure that they have every opportunity to succeed.
Annual testing of all public school students reading and math, grades 3-8
and high school by 2005-06 school year.
- States design and
implement annual tests in reading and math.
- Feds provide states with
annual funding to design and implement tests ($387 million appropriated
for FY 2002).
Annual report cards on school
performance for parents, voters, and taxpayers.
Ensuring that every child
reads by the 3rd grade.
- Fed funding for reading
instruction is tripled ($300 million last year to $900 million this
year), along with a new emphasis on using scientifically based
A highly qualified teacher in
every public school classroom by 2005.
- 35% increase in Fed
funds to help states and local schools train, recruit and retain high
Require each state to
establish its own standards in the core content areas of reading, math and
AYP- Adequate yearly progress: Goal-100% proficiency for all students
in 12 years.
- Provide separate
measurable objectives for each child and for specific groups
(disadvantaged, racial/ethnic, LEP, etc.)
- If school fails to
make AYP: parents, voters will know when schools are not performing
(notification; publicity); failing schools will receive help ($?);
students in chronically failing schools have escape routes (option
to transfer to another school in district; schools that continue to
fail-parents have ability to receive supplemental services for
students); schools that continue to fail after receiving help may be
reformed by the state.
Five essential components in reading instruction- phonemic awareness;
phonics; vocabulary, comprehension.
- Focus on high
quality, comprehensive K-3 reading instruction for all children.
- By basing
instructional decisions on a “what works” basis.
- By putting the
solid research base on reading into the hands of teacher.
HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS
- Beginning with
first day of 2002-2003 school year, new teachers hired to teach
in Title 1 supported programs must be highly qualified.
- States must have
plan for achieving annual increases in the percentage of highly
qualified teachers, to ensure that all teachers of core academic
subjects are highly qualified by 2005-06.
qualified: Elementary: holds a bachelors degree, has
demonstrated mastery by passing a rigorous test in reading,
writing, math and other areas of the curriculum; Middle or High
School: holds a bachelors degree, has demonstrated competency in
subject area taught by passing a rigorous state test, or through
completion of an academic major, graduate degree or comparable
- Local school
districts significant (?) new flexibility and decision making
authority in the use of federal education funds.
officials can use fed funds to help address the unique needs
of students rather than following the Washington rules (up to
50% of their non-Title 1 funds can be used ex. if a local
district prefers to use 50% of its Fed tech money to recruit
teachers it can do so)
- 150 local districts nationwide can
participate in pilot program to spend 100% of Title 1 dollars
on pilot program.
- Title 1 $
increased from 8.6 billion to 10.4 billion in fy2003.
- 35% increase
in teacher quality aid. Increased funding for reading
support for 1,800 new and existing charter schools.
IDEA funding by 1.3 billion.
To visit the
official NCLB site