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

Highlights
Issues addressed: 10 of 16
Adequate Yearly Progress; Assessment, Standards and Curriculum; Consequences and Interventions; Data Systems and Reporting; English Language Learners; Finance; High Schools; Students with Disabilities; Supplemental Education Services; and Teaching Quality.

Issues not addressed: 6 of 16
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development; Early Childhood; Other Programs; Safe Schools; School Leadership; and Miscellaneous/Overarching.

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

Source:
NASSP No Child Left Behind Legislative Recommendations (June 2005)


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 Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
AYP 1 - Summary of Recommendation Require Education Department to review state accountability plans to improve AYP data consistency through confidence intervals, subgroup size and full academic year considerations.
AYP 2 - Summary of Recommendation Require all public schools, charter schools and nonpublic schools receiving federal funds to use state assessments and AYP criteria.
AYP 3 - Summary of Recommendation Extend graduation rate to within five years of entering high school.
AYP 4 - Summary of Recommendation Incorporate ELL student scores in AYP determination after they develop English language proficiency.
AYP 5 - Summary of Recommendation Base AYP on multiple assessment results and multiple opportunities to retake state tests.
AYP 6 - Summary of Recommendation Expand Safe Harbor definition to include demonstrated improvement, applied to all required reporting areas.
AYP 7 - Summary of Recommendation Allow states to use growth formulas to calculate AYP.
AYP 8 - Summary of Recommendation Expand alternative assessments for students with disabilities that are counted for AYP.
Assessment, Standards and Curriculum (ASC)
ASC 1 - Summary of Recommendation Require all public schools, charter schools and nonpublic schools receiving federal funds to use state assessments and AYP criteria.
ASC 2 - Summary of Recommendation Require Education Department to accept all state high school "exit" documents as certification of graduation.
ASC 3 - Summary of Recommendation Accept state high school "exit" documents for students with disabilities until they are 21 years old.
ASC 4 - Summary of Recommendation Incorporate ELL student scores in AYP determination after they developed language proficiency based on state assessments.
ASC 5 - Summary of Recommendation Base AYP multiple assessment results and multiple opportunities to retake state tests.
ASC 6 - Summary of Recommendation Expand alternative assessments for students with disabilities that are counted for AYP.
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 Eliminate funding reductions as AYP consequence and allow fund transfers in year three of corrective action.
CI 2 - Summary of Recommendation Eliminate requirement that Title I funds be used for transportation for school improvement purposes.
Data Systems and Reporting (DSR)
DSR 1 - Summary of Recommendation Use Title II and Higher Education Act funds to provide professional development for adolescent literacy and data use.
Early Childhood Education (ECE)
ECE 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.
English Language Learners (ELL)
ELL 1 - Summary of Recommendation Incorporate ELL student scores in AYP determination after they developed language proficiency.
Funding Issues (FI)
FI 1 - Summary of Recommendation Eliminate funding reduction as AYP sanction.
FI 2 - Summary of Recommendation Eliminate requirement that Title I funds be used for transportation for school improvement purposes.
FI 3 - Summary of Recommendation Allow carryover and more flexible use of SES funds by states and schools.
FI 4 - Summary of Recommendation Allow use of Title II funds for teacher mentoring programs.
High Schools (HS)
HS 1 - Summary of Recommendation Extend graduation rate to within five years of entering high school.
HS 2 - Summary of Recommendation Require Education Department to accept all state high school "exit" documents as certification of graduation.
HS 3 - Summary of Recommendation Accept state high school "exit" documents for students with disabilities until they are 21 years old.
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 No recommendations identified for this issue.
Students with Disabilities (SWD)
SWD 1 - Summary of Recommendation Accept state high school "exit" documents for students with disabilities until they are 21 years old.
SWD 2 - Summary of Recommendation Expand alternative assessments for students with disabilities that are counted for AYP.
Supplemental Education Services (SES)
SES 1 - Summary of Recommendation Eliminate requirement that Title I funds be used for transportation for school improvement purposes.
SES 2 - Summary of Recommendation Allow carryover and flexible use of SES funds by states and schools.
Teaching Quality (TQ)
TQ 1 - Summary of Recommendation Allocate federal funds for principal/teacher professional development regarding adolescent literacy and use of data to improve student performance.
TQ 2 - Summary of Recommendation Prohibit lack of highly qualified teachers to be grounds for litigation.
TQ 3 - Summary of Recommendation Allow use of Title II funds for teacher mentoring programs.
TQ 4 - Summary of Recommendation Extend time period for special education teachers to become highly qualified until 2007-08.
TQ 5 - Summary of Recommendation Accept special education certificate as highly qualified measure.
TQ 6 - Summary of Recommendation Provide $2,500 yearly tax credit to special education teachers who acquire highly qualified status in English, mathematics or science.
TQ 7 - Summary of Recommendation Provide $2,500 yearly tax credit to highly qualified English, mathematics or science teachers who acquire special education certification.
TQ 8 - Summary of Recommendation Provide special education teachers tuition reimbursement of up to $17,500 after five years of service.
Miscellaneous/Overarching (Misc.)
Misc. 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.



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