Child Left Behind (NCLB) is a federal law governing elementary and
secondary education. This law is designed to hold states and schools
accountable for the academic achievement of all students, ensure the
qualifications of the teaching paraprofessional, and provide parents
access to information and choice regarding their childís education.
The following are brief descriptions of relevant NCLB titles.
Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged:
The purpose of Title I is to ensure that all children have a fair,
equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education,
and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic
achievement standards and state academic assessments.
Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers
and Principals: Title II provides grants to State and local educational
entities, and State agencies for higher education in the efforts to 1)
increase student academic achievement through improving teacher and
principal quality, and increasing the number of highly qualified
teachers, assistant principals and principals in our classrooms and
schools; and 2) to hold local educational agencies and schools
accountable for improvements in student academic achievement. Title II D
- Enhancing Education through Technology: The primary goal of Title II,
Part D is to improve student academic achievement through the use of
technology in elementary and secondary schools.
Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and
Immigrant Students: The purpose of this piece of NCLB is to help ensure
that children who are limited English proficient, including immigrant
children and youth, attain English proficiency, develop high levels of
academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging State
academic content and student academic achievement standards as their