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National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
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 National Association of Elementary School Principals' (NAESP) original recommendations are listed in this report. Please see the main database page for additional reports.

Highlights
Issues addressed: 11 of 16
Adequate Yearly Progress; Assessment, Standards and Curriculum; Consequences and Interventions; Early Childhood; English Language Learners; Finance; Other Programs; School Leadership; Students with Disabilities; Teaching Quality; and Miscellaneous/Overarching.

Issues not addressed: 5 of 16
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development; Data Systems and Reporting; High Schools; Safe Schools; and Supplemental Education Services.

Areas of emphasis:
Assessment, Standards and Curriculum; Adequate Yearly Progress; School Leadership; and Teaching Quality.

Source:
Recommendations for the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (November 2006)


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 : National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
AYP 1 - Summary of Recommendation Require state assessments to use growth model to show student and subgroup progress.
AYP 2 - Summary of Recommendation Require assessments to use multiple measures of student progress and achievement.
AYP 3 - Summary of Recommendation Require accountability systems to measure school success and inform changes to increase student achievement.
AYP 4 - Summary of Recommendation Factor scores of students belonging to multiple subgroups into only one subgroup for AYP.
AYP 5 - Summary of Recommendation Include students with disabilities' IEP achievement goals in student/school success determinations for AYP.
AYP 6 - Summary of Recommendation Use growth models to assess student with disabilities' achievement for AYP.
AYP 7 - Summary of Recommendation Use growth model to assess ELL student achievement for AYP.
Assessment, Standards and Curriculum (ASC)
ASC 1 - Summary of Recommendation Require state assessments to identify high student achievement levels fairly and equitably.
ASC 2 - Summary of Recommendation Require state assessments to use growth model to show student and subgroup progress.
ASC 3 - Summary of Recommendation Require state assessments to use multiple measures of student progress and achievement.
ASC 4 - Summary of Recommendation Provide federal grants to states for promising innovations in assessment.
ASC 5 - Summary of Recommendation Use growth models to assess student with disabilities' achievement for AYP.
ASC 6 - Summary of Recommendation Assess students with disabilities at level they are taught even if differs from grade level.
ASC 7 - Summary of Recommendation Require state standards for ELL students and plans for participating in assessments given in English.
ASC 8 - Summary of Recommendation Give state assessments to students after they become proficient in English.
ASC 9 - Summary of Recommendation Use growth models to assess ELL student achievement.
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
CIRD 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.
Consequences and Interventions (CI)
CI 1 - Summary of Recommendation Require states to reward schools that exceed improvement targets and assist those that fall short.
Data Systems and Reporting (DSR)
DSR 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.
Early Childhood Education (ECE)
ECE 1 - Summary of Recommendation Provide resources for high-quality early childhood education.
English Language Learners (ELL)
ELL 1 - Summary of Recommendation Require state standards for ELL students and plans for participation in assessments given in English.
ELL 2 - Summary of Recommendation Give state assessments to students after they become proficient in English.
ELL 3 - Summary of Recommendation Use growth model to assess ELL student achievement.
Funding Issues (FI)
FI 1 - Summary of Recommendation Provide federal grants to states for promising innovations in assessment.
High Schools (HS)
HS 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.
Other Programs (OP)
OP 1 - Summary of Recommendation Provide funds for coordinated state services to address "non-school" factors that affect student learning.
OP 2 - Summary of Recommendation Assist states with providing student service personnel, such as counselors and health care professionals.
OP 3 - Summary of Recommendation Include provisions for high-quality after-school programs.
Safe Schools (SS)
SS 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.
School Leadership (SL)
SL 1 - Summary of Recommendation Ensure principal, teacher and other education professional qualification criteria are state responsibility.
SL 2 - Summary of Recommendation Provide resources for state qualification systems/processes to help education professionals perform successfully.
SL 3 - Summary of Recommendation Provide resources to help states recruit and retain qualified principals and teachers in shortage areas.
SL 4 - Summary of Recommendation Require ongoing, high-quality professional development for principals.
SL 5 - Summary of Recommendation Provide assistance and funds for principal and teacher mentoring programs.
SL 6 - Summary of Recommendation Fund research on instructional leadership, pedagogy and child and adolescent development to inform professional development.
Students with Disabilities (SWD)
SWD 1 - Summary of Recommendation Include students with disabilities' IEP achievement goals in student/school success determinations for AYP.
SWD 2 - Summary of Recommendation Use growth models to assess student with disabilities' achievement.
SWD 3 - Summary of Recommendation Assess students with disabilities at level they are taught even if differs from grade level.
Supplemental Education Services (SES)
SES 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.
Teaching Quality (TQ)
TQ 1 - Summary of Recommendation Consider special education teachers as highly qualified if certified and licensed in special education.
TQ 2 - Summary of Recommendation Ensure principal, teacher and other education professional qualification criteria are state responsibility.
TQ 3 - Summary of Recommendation Provide federal resources for state qualification systems and process to help education professionals perform successfully.
TQ 4 - Summary of Recommendation Provide resources to help states recruit and retain qualified principals and teachers in shortage areas.
TQ 5 - Summary of Recommendation Provide assistance and funds for principal and teacher mentoring programs.
TQ 6 - Summary of Recommendation Fund research on instructional leadership, pedagogy and child and adolescent development to inform professional development.
Miscellaneous/Overarching (Misc.)
Misc. 1 - Summary of Recommendation Ensure states have primary responsibility for assessing and improving school quality.



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