Session_7--EOL_440_Fall_2011 - STATEANDFEDERAL MANDATES...

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STATE AND FEDERAL  MANDATES Session 7 Dr. Ali Lewis EOL 440 – Fall 2011
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Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)  No Child Left Behind Individuals with Disabilities Act Response to Intervention Common Core (for Illinois)
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The  Elementary and Secondary  Education Act (ESEA) Federal statute enacted in 1965 which funds  primary and secondary education. Part of LBJ’s “War on Poverty”. Explicitly forbids the establishment of a national  curriculum. Funds provide for: professional development,  instructional materials, resources to support  educational programs, and promotion of parent  involvement. ESEA has been reauthorized every 5 years since  enactment…most recently in 2001 with NCLB.
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No Child Left Behind Act
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What is NCLB? “An act to close the achievement gap with  accountability, flexibility, and choice, so that no  child is left behind.” Enacted April, 2001 and signed into law January,  2002. Requires all states to measure each public  school's  and  district's achievement and establish  annual achievement targets for the state.
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Four Pillars of NCLB 1. Accountability for results 2. More choices for parents 3. Greater local control and flexibility 4. Emphasis on what works based on  scientific research
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NCLB-Adequate Yearly Progress The overarching goal is for all students to meet or exceed  standards in  reading  and  mathematics  by 2014. States will calculate a school or district's Adequate Yearly  Progress (AYP) to determine students’ performance  improvement. Illinois 2011 performance target is at least 85% of  students Meeting/Exceeding standards for reading and  mathematics for all students and each subgroup.  What kinds of general impressions do you have of the  legislation as a student and as a teacher?
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Equal Steps—How AYP % is  determined  The federal requirement for reaching the 100% goal  requires states to calculate equal incremental steps  toward that goal so that by 2013-14 all students  meet or exceed the Illinois Learning Standards (in  reading and math). The Congressional intention for equal steps was to 
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