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NCLB Reauthorization. The committees are working quickly. Current timeline. Senate Hearings – currently being conducted Staff draft – draft bill expected by August 1st Committee markup – September Floor – October 07? House Hearings – more than Senate Staff draft – mid June.

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nclb reauthorization

NCLB Reauthorization

The committees are working quickly

current timeline
Current timeline
  • Senate
    • Hearings – currently being conducted
    • Staff draft – draft bill expected by August 1st
    • Committee markup – September
    • Floor – October 07?
  • House
    • Hearings – more than Senate
    • Staff draft – mid June
issues in play
Issues in play
  • In play with resolution expected
    • Grow models
    • HQT
    • School improvement process with SES and public school choice
    • Reading First
    • Adolescent Literacy
growth models
Growth Models
  • Identified as highly desirable by most.
  • Chairman Miller (D-CA) asked at his hearing:
    • Are growth models and multiple measures consistent with the goals of No Child Left Behind NCLB)?
    • Do states have the capacity to build data systems to determine the validity and reliability of growth models?
    • Do growth models overstate progress?
  • Teacher quality is a subject of hearing on Friday, May 11th
  • Admin pushing highly effective teachers
  • Some civil rights groups are pushing for more on this.
  • House bill on teachers to be included in Higher Ed and NCLB
school improvement
School Improvement
  • Hearing has focused on effectiveness
  • Most House committee members seem OK with the switching of SES and public school choice
  • Lots of questions on oversight
reading first
Reading First
  • All parties agree that it should remain
  • Hearings looking at issues around DIBELS
  • Referrals made to US Dept of Justice
  • Senate HELP committee planning to reauthorize Reading First with strong ethics language
adolescent literacy
Adolescent Literacy
  • S 958 introduced by Senator’s Sessions (R-AL) and Murray (D-WA)
  • Companion being introduced in House
  • Senator Kennedy has introduced a High School Reform bill
issues in play but harder
Issues in play..but harder
  • AYP
  • IDEA & RTI
  • ELL and NCLB
  • House hearing
    • Lots of complaints on over testing
    • Witness concerned with schools being labeled as being bad or good based on one subgroup.
  • All members indicate that they want to have measure that all children are learning.
  • Administration supporting RTI being used in general education
  • Many meetings and grants being made
  • Special education community pushing to have language on RTI and special ed in NCLB
  • Increasing numbers of ELL students
  • 80% of ELL first language is Spanish
  • House hearing on topic
    • Most members understand how widespread ELL are
    • Differences on how testing – L1 or L2 should be conducted
  • House and Senate working on compromise above president’s budget recommended
  • In House education bill may be the third measure – could be early June!!!
    • House Republicans circulating letter to support possible Presidential vetos
looking ahead
Looking ahead
  • Intense negotiations
  • Core most likely unchanged
  • Key players moving ahead
  • Wide range of convergence
  • Still a long way to go.