Skip over navigation
Learning Point Associates Logo
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory
NCREL HomeNCREL Sitemap
Photo of Children and Capitol Building
Policy Home
About Our Policy Work
Featured Policy Topics
Meetings and Activities
Publications
State-specific Information
Issue scanning
No Child Left Behind
Additional Resources
Educational Policy

State Readiness for Implementing NCLB

 

IL

IA

IN

MN

MI

OH

WI

Standards

Does your state have reading standards?1

Yes

No*

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Does your state have mathematics standards?1

Yes

No*

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Does your state have science standards?1

Yes

No*

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Assessments

Are your state's reading and math tests aligned with its standards?1

Yes

No*

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

List the grades at which your state assesses students in reading and mathematics with standardized tests.1

3, 5, 8

4, 8

3, 6, 8

3, 5, 8, 10, 11-Math Only

4
5, 7-English only
8-Math only

4, 6, 9

3, 4, 8

List the grades at which your school district assesses students in reading and mathematics with standardized tests.

             

Does your state participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)?2

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Report Cards

Do your state and school district have public report cards?3

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

**

Yes

Yes

State and school district report cards must contain specific information. Do your report cards contain the following?4

  1. Student achievement on state assessments.
  2. Disaggregation by subgroup.
  3. Percentages of students not tested.
  4. Comparison of students at basic, proficient, and advanced levels of academic achievement on state assessments.
  5. High school graduation rates.
  6. Schools identified for improvement.
  7. A comparison of the academic achievement levels for all groups of students compared to the annual objectives for such groups.
  8. Professional qualifications of teachers.

A-Yes
B-No
C-No
D-Yes
E-Yes
F-Not found
G-Not found
H-Yes

A-Yes
B-Yes
C-No
D-Yes
E-Yes}
F-Not found
G-Not found
H-No

A-Yes
B-No
C-No
D-Yes
E-Yes
F-Not found
G-Not found
H-Yes

A-Yes
B-Yes
C-No
D-Yes
E-Yes
F-Not found
G-Not found
H-Yes

A-Yes
B-No
C-No
D-No
E-Yes
F-No
G-No
H-No

A-Yes
B-Yes, by poverty level and disabled students
C-No
D-Yes
E-Yes
F-Yes
G-Not found
H-Yes

A-Yes
B-Yes
C-Yes
D-Yes
E-Yes
F-Not found
G-Not found
H-Yes

School Improvement, Corrective Action, and Restructuring

Does your state have a defined level of  "adequate yearly progress" (AYP)?5

Not found

Locally defined

Not found

Yes

Yes

Yes, at certain grade levels4

Yes

Does your state have a defined level of "proficiency"?4

Yes

Yes

Not found

Yes

Not found

Yes

Not found

Does your state allow public choice?6

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

What types of supplemental educational services are available in your area?

             

What types of alternative governance actions are permitted in your district?

             

Was your school identified under the 1994 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as needing improvement?

             

1 Information gathered from Grade-by-Grade Testing Policies (http://www.edweek.org/ew/vol-21/16test_testbox2.htm) and Standards and Accountability: Standards  (http://www.edweek.org/sreports/qc02/reports/standacct-t1.htm).

2 Information gathered from Student Accountability (http://www.edweek.org/sreports/qc02/reports/achieve-t1.htm).

3 Information gathered from Report Cards by State (http://www.edweek.org/sreports/qc02/rc/rcard_frameset.htm) and Standards and Accountability: School Accountability (http://www.edweek.org/sreports/qc02/reports/standacct-t1d.htm).

4 Information gathered from Web sites of respective state departments of education and Quality Counts 2002 (http://www.edweek.org/sreports/qc02/).

5 This information was listed in Implementing the Provisions of ESEA in 12 States (http://www.ecs.org/clearinghouse/34/83/3483.htm) but does not provide state definitions for adequate yearly progress (AYP). Each state defines AYP by standards that differ from ESEA requirements. Please consult each state in regards to current definitions of AYP.

6 Information gathered from How Ready Are States to Adopt President Bush's Education Plan? (http://www.ecs.org/clearinghouse/22/88/2288.pdf) and from Web sites of respective state departments of education.

* All districts in Iowa have locally developed standards.

** Michigan does not have a report card, but the state uses Standard and Poor's as a reporting mechanism.

As reported on Quality Counts 2002

Get Adobe Reader

Adobe Reader FAQ

 


Contact Us | Privacy Policy
Copyright © Learning Point Associates.
All rights reserved.
Disclaimer and copyright information.