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The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a federal law that provides money for extra educational assistance for poor children in return for improvements in their academic progress. NCLB is the most recent version of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

States set educational proficiency level

Under the U. S. constitution, states have the primary responsibility for public education. However, if states want to receive federal NCLB funds, they must agree to the law’s requirements to:

  • establish learning standards, that is, statements of what children in that state should know and be able to do in reading, math and other subjects, at various grade levels;

  • create annual assessments (standardized tests, in most states) to measure student progress in reading and math in grades 3-8 and once in high schools;

  • set a level (cut-off score) at which students are considered proficient in tested areas; and

  • report to the public on what percentage of students are proficient, with the information

    broken down by race, income, disability, language proficiency, and gender subgroups.