Education

Where States Stand

December 11, 2002 1 min read
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

The following charts provide a status report on states’ compliance with some provisions of the “No Child Left Behind” Act of 2001. The data are based on a survey conducted by Education Week for Quality Counts 2003.

State Assessments

The first chart shows how well prepared states would be if the testing requirements of the federal law kicked in this school year. Under that law, by the 2005-06 school year, states must administer standards-based tests in English and math to all students in grades 3-8 and to high school students at least once. States must also give a standards-based science test at least once at the elementary, middle, and high school levels no later than the 2007-08 school year.

School Report Cards

The federal law requires a number of changes in school report cards, effective this school year. The following shows how well prepared states are for those changes.

Accountability for School Performance

The chart below examines statewide policies related to rating, assisting, rewarding, and intervening in low-performing or failing schools. While a larger number of states have implemented such policies for Title I schools in order to meet federal requirements, the figures below represent states that have instituted the policies as part of their statewide school accountability systems.

‘Highly Qualified’ Teachers

By the end of the 2005-06 school year, all teachers must be able to demonstrate their knowledge by passing rigorous subject tests or by having majored in the subjects they teach.

A version of this article appeared in the December 11, 2002 edition of Education Week as Where States Stand

Events

This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Student Well-Being Webinar
A Whole Child Approach to Supporting Positive Student Behavior 
To improve student behavior, it’s important to look at the root causes. Social-emotional learning may play a preventative role.

A whole child approach can proactively support positive student behaviors.

Join this webinar to learn how.
Content provided by Panorama
Recruitment & Retention Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table: Why Retaining Education Leaders of Color Is Key for Student Success
Today, in the United States roughly 53 percent of our public school students are young people of color, while approximately 80 percent of the educators who lead their classrooms, schools, and districts are white. Racial
Jobs January 2022 Virtual Career Fair for Teachers and K-12 Staff
Find teaching jobs and other jobs in K-12 education at the EdWeek Top School Jobs virtual career fair.

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Teacher Jobs
Search over ten thousand teaching jobs nationwide — elementary, middle, high school and more.
View Jobs
Principal Jobs
Find hundreds of jobs for principals, assistant principals, and other school leadership roles.
View Jobs
Administrator Jobs
Over a thousand district-level jobs: superintendents, directors, more.
View Jobs
Support Staff Jobs
Search thousands of jobs, from paraprofessionals to counselors and more.
View Jobs

Read Next

Education Briefly Stated: January 12, 2022
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education School Bus Driver Retires After 48 Years Behind Wheel
Charles City school bus driver Betty Flick sat behind the wheel for the final time last week, wrapping up a 48-year career for the district.
3 min read
Charles City school bus driver Betty Flick poses with one of her farewell signs. Flick has been driving for Charles City School District for 48 years.
Betty Flick quickly fell in love with the job and with the kids, which is what has had her stay in the district for this long.
Courtesy of Abby Koch/Globe Gazette
Education Briefly Stated: December 1, 2021
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read
Education Briefly Stated: November 17, 2021
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read