Presentation Title

The Evolution Of Education Styles Caused By No Child Left Behind

Mentor

Tanya Sturtz and Darrell Hucks

Location

David F. Putnam Science Center - 102

Abstract

The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 caused American schools to change from a place of learning to a place of testing. Through our research on educational issues connected to NCLB, we will share with the audience the findings on our individual topics. Our presentation spans from preschool to high school. Beginning in early childhood, NCLB forced children into the next grade level or held them back, according to state standards. Continuing into the primary years, the emphasis on testing altered teaching methods and curriculum in the schools. As teachers and schools focus primarily on students reaching state standards, many students continue to struggle with passing the standardized tests, ultimately affecting graduation rates. As we share the data of where NCLB is now, the topics of current educational reform efforts, such as competency-based learning and alternatives to standardized testing, will be discussed.

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Apr 11th, 11:30 AM Apr 11th, 12:30 PM

The Evolution Of Education Styles Caused By No Child Left Behind

David F. Putnam Science Center - 102

The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 caused American schools to change from a place of learning to a place of testing. Through our research on educational issues connected to NCLB, we will share with the audience the findings on our individual topics. Our presentation spans from preschool to high school. Beginning in early childhood, NCLB forced children into the next grade level or held them back, according to state standards. Continuing into the primary years, the emphasis on testing altered teaching methods and curriculum in the schools. As teachers and schools focus primarily on students reaching state standards, many students continue to struggle with passing the standardized tests, ultimately affecting graduation rates. As we share the data of where NCLB is now, the topics of current educational reform efforts, such as competency-based learning and alternatives to standardized testing, will be discussed.