No Child Left Behind and the Reduction of the Achievement Gap

No Child Left Behind and the Reduction of the Achievement Gap

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This monumental collection presents the first-ever sociological analysis of the No Child Left Behind Act and its effects on children, teachers, parents, and schools. More importantly, these leading sociologists consider whether NLCB can or will accomplish its major goal: to eliminate the achievement gap by 2014. Based on theoretical and empirical research, the essays examine the history of federal educational policy and place NCLB in a larger sociological and historical context. Taking up a number of policy areas affected by the lawa€”including accountability and assessment, curriculum and instruction, teacher quality, parental involvement, school choice and urban educationa€”this book examines the effects of NCLB on different groups of students and schools and the ways in which school organization and structure affect achievement. No Child Left Behind concludes with a discussion of the important contributions of sociological research and sociological analysis integral to understanding the limits and possibilities of the law to reduce the achievement gap.effects on mathematics achievementm effects on reading achievementm effects on student achievement effects on Texas mathematics achievement scoresm effects on Texas reading achievement scores, ethnic and povert status in elementary school ... deemphasis in favor of reading and math, N NAEP math team achievement gap at 8th grade levelfi school vs. family effects math grade math scoresanbsp;...

Title:No Child Left Behind and the Reduction of the Achievement Gap
Author:Alan R. Sadovnik, Jennifer A. O'Day, George W. Bohrnstedt, Kathryn M. Borman
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-10-11


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