Chapter 7 The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) The Law and Special Education (Third Edition) By: Mitchell Yell. Presented by: Agnes B. Domingo Spring 2014. By PresenterMedia.com.
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Presented by: Agnes B. Domingo
ESEA of 1965
A Nation At Risk
The ESEA of 1965 appropriates federal money to states to improve educational opportunities for disadvantaged students.(Title I)
National Commission on Excellence in Education (1983)
- reported that the U. S. educational system was producing mediocre results and our students were falling further behind their foreign counterparts.
Comprised of 50 governors who convened to reach consensus regarding the state of education in the U. S. and the need for a national strategy to address the problems with public school education.
Eight educational goals were developed to be achieved by the year 2000 (page 148, Figure 7.1)
This council was eventually disbanded because of opposition in Congress.
The National Education Summit
(1989, Pres. Bush)
Improving America’s Schools Act (1994)
National Assessment of Educational Progress
IASA: Focuses on states developing challenging academic standards, creating and aligning assessments for all students, holding schools accountable for results, and increasing aid to high-poverty schools.
NAEP: known as the nation’s report card
Provides information about subject matter achievement, characteristics of the student population, instructional experiences, and characteristics of the school environment for populations of students
No Child Left Behind Act (2001)
The law requires states to identify the most important academic content for students to learn and then assess students to determine if they are learning the content
Reading First Initiative
References: Assistance to Accountability