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Forum on Educational Accountability (FEA)
Summary of Recommendations
NCLB Reauthorization

To better inform the national debate on No Child Left Behind (NCLB) reauthorization, ECS collected and synthesized recommendations by national organizations to improve the federal law.

ECS' database is organized around 16 issue areas that captured most recommendations. Some organizations did not offer recommendations for all issues, at least according to our analysis. And several recommendations appear more than once since they applied to multiple issue areas.

The summary of the Forum on Educational Accountability's (FEA) original recommendations are listed in this report. Please see the main database page for additional reports.

Highlights
Issues addressed: 8 of 16
Adequate Yearly Progress; Assessment, Standards and Curriculum; Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development; Consequences and Interventions; Data Systems and Reporting; Finance; School Leadership; and Teaching Quality.

Issues not addressed: 8 of 16
Early Childhood; English Language Learners; High Schools; Other Programs; Safe Schools; Students with Disabilities; Supplemental Education Services; and Miscellaneous/Overarching.

Areas of emphasis:
Adequate Yearly Progress; and Assessment, Standards and Curriculum.

Source:
Joint Organizational Statement on No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act (March 2007)


Visit ECS' Database on NCLB Reauthorization main page for more information, explanations and access to organizations' original reports. Please note that ECS plans to expand the database as more information becomes available.

Database Last Updated: July 2007

This database was created and compiled by Mary Fulton, ECS policy analyst.
For questions and comments: 303.299.3679 or mfulton@ecs.org
NCLB Reauthorization : Forum on Educational Accountability (FEA)
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
AYP 1 - Summary of Recommendation Replace NCLB proficiency targets with ones based on success of effective public schools.
AYP 2 - Summary of Recommendation Allow growth measures and pre-determined proficiency levels for AYP calculations.
AYP 3 - Summary of Recommendation Use multiple indicators of student achievement in addition to standardized tests.
AYP 4 - Summary of Recommendation Fund R&D for more effective accountability systems that improve student achievement.
Assessment, Standards and Curriculum (ASC)
ASC 1 - Summary of Recommendation Help states develop assessments that provide better and more timely student learning information.
ASC 2 - Summary of Recommendation Enforce NCLB assessment requirements related to alignment with state standards, technical quality, student progress measurement and diagnostic usefulness.
ASC 3 - Summary of Recommendation Allow states to assess students annually in selected grades in elementary, middle and high schools.
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
CIRD 1 - Summary of Recommendation Fund R&D for more effective accountability systems that improve student achievement.
CIRD 2 - Summary of Recommendation Enhance state and local capacity to increase ability of administrators, teachers, families and communities to improve student achievement.
Consequences and Interventions (CI)
CI 1 - Summary of Recommendation Allow improvement plans to take hold before applying sanctions; don't apply sanctions that undermine effective reform.
CI 2 - Summary of Recommendation Replace unsuccessful sanctions with effective interventions that improve student achievement.
Data Systems and Reporting (DSR)
DSR 1 - Summary of Recommendation Ensure states and districts report progress in enhancing capacity to improve student learning.
Early Childhood Education (ECE)
ECE 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.
English Language Learners (ELL)
ELL 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.
Funding Issues (FI)
FI 1 - Summary of Recommendation Increase funding for states and districts to carry out Forum on Educational Accountability recommendations.
FI 2 - Summary of Recommendation Fund Title I to serve 100% of eligible children.
High Schools (HS)
HS 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.
Other Programs (OP)
OP 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.
Safe Schools (SS)
SS 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.
School Leadership (SL)
SL 1 - Summary of Recommendation Ensure teacher and administrator preparation and professional development improve student achievement.
Students with Disabilities (SWD)
SWD 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.
Supplemental Education Services (SES)
SES 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.
Teaching Quality (TQ)
TQ 1 - Summary of Recommendation Ensure teacher and administrator preparation and professional development improve student achievement.
Miscellaneous/Overarching (Misc.)
Misc. 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.



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