No Child Left Behind

The goal of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is to provide a quality education to every child in America regardless of his or her ability, background, or family income.

Basic Principles

  • Standards for student achievement and accountability for results
  • Increased flexibility and local control of education dollars
  • Expanded options for parents
  • Emphasis on teaching methods that have been proven to work

Performance Goals

  • By 2013-2014, all students will reach high standards, attaining proficiency or better in reading/language arts and mathematics.
  • All limited-English-proficient students will become proficient in English and reach high academic standards, attaining proficiency in reading/language arts and mathematics.
  • By 2005-2006, all students will be taught by highly qualified teachers.
  • All students will be educated in learning environments that are safe, drug-free, and conducive to learning.
  • All students will graduate from high school.

NCLB Resource Documents-Highly Qualified Teachers