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Mainstream Takes On NCLB Study

Nclb2 Here are some different snippets from mainstream coverage of the CEP report to ponder and parse:

Report: Racial gap narrows, but what did No Child law do? USA Today
What the law clearly has done — the change some identify as its most notable benefit — is give researchers and parents the data to track student progress.

Alabama follows national trend of closing achievement gaps among students in lower grades, but widens gap in high school reading. Birmingham News
Alabama's elementary and middle school students are making strides in closing the achievement gaps in math and reading by race and income level, according to a national report released Tuesday.

Since NCLB Law, Test Scores on Rise EdWeek
Students??? math and reading achievement is improving, and the gap between minority and white children is narrowing, a new study indicates.

Test Results Improve After 'No Child' Law, Study Finds Washington Post
Because standards vary from state to state, some analysts have questioned the reliability of state tests as a gauge of academic performance.

Nclb2School achievement in Tennessee gets better, study says Chattanooga Times
Although there were far more instances of achievement gaps narrowing between student groups, Mr. Jennings said, in Tennessee, that gap widened for both poor students and black students in elementary reading test scores

Study Says Student Reading and Math Scores Are Improving US News
The study shows some states like Tennessee with large numbers of proficient students but, because each state gets to create its own standards, that can mean a state's academic standards are too easy.

NEA: Test Scores Improving in Spite of NCLB THE Journal
According to the  NEA, any improvements in student test scores may have come in spite of NCLB rather than because of it.

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