within our reach - Within our Reach 17:09 Improvements in...

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Within our Reach 17:09 Improvements in the quality of American education to make improvements in  American education Findings:  NCLB has spurred significant achievement gains Potential of NCLB derived from basic principles: Accountability o Strong evidence that kinds of tough accountability measures have been  increasing achievement in states o Dramatically increased visibility of student achievement nationwide Transparency Choice Major goal = have all public school students proficient in reading and math by  2014 Direct costs of NCLB are more than covered by substantial funding increases that  follow the enactment Goals of NCLB = in serious jeopardy Will not be reached without modifications to the law to reinforce the principles  on which the law is based/strengthen its key processes Several weaknesses threaten NCLB: States have the discretion as to which proficiency standards they set
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