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No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Reports

Last Updated on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 at 5:05 AM

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) was signed into law in January 2002. Initial discussion of the act suggested that its provisions were in many respects comparable to those upon which Kentucky's system of assessment and accountability was based. Kentucky already had goals for proficient student performance, baselines, and a support system for schools in assistance. It was thought that states could use existing systems to meet the requirements of NCLB. As regulations have developed however and provisions of revised statute better understood, less flexibility is available than earlier thought. States now find that statutory provisions are strictly interpreted and they must make modifications to their assessments and use the assessment data to make federal accountability decisions along with their state decisions.  

On June 10, 2003, Kentucky was granted conditional approval by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) for Kentucky's state plan for implementation of NCLB. Conditional approval required the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to submit several proposals to address NCLB requirements. Kentucky law authorizes the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) to implement final assessment and accountability policy decisions after receiving advice from several statutorily created groups as well as other stakeholders. As a result, current proposals by KDE are subject to revision before becoming final through this advisory process and final approval by KBE.  

In the last several years, Kentucky has adopted and implemented goals that are shared with those of NCLB, including: high expectations for all students; rigorous student performance standards tied to annual assessments in grades 3-8; multiple assessments tied to the core content measuring what students know and can do, such as applying higher order thinking skills in reading and mathematics as well as in other subject content areas; school accountability; student and school performance information to parents in the form of school report cards; and, a goal of proficiency in 12 years by the year 2014. Besides having already implemented CATS, other provisions of NCLB that states are required to implement which Kentucky has already done, include: rewards and consequences, required school improvement plans, scholastic audits, highly skilled educators assigned to schools in assistance; student data disaggregated by subpopulation; a unified data collection and reporting system. These are some of the many examples of how Kentucky's system of public education has been implementing for the last thirteen years many of the requirements of NCLB.

2008 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Briefing Packet and Reports

2007 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Briefing Packet and Reports

2006 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Briefing Packet and Reports

2005 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Briefing Packet and Reports

2004 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Reports

2003 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Reports

Kentucky's NCLB Submissions Updated

 

 

2008 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Briefing Packet and Reports
Signed into law in January 2002, NCLB requires states to provide information on schools' and districts' progress toward proficiency by 2014. Each state uses its own standards and assessments to make the annual determinations. Kentucky uses data from the 2008 administration of the Kentucky Core Content Test and submission of alternate portfolios to ... More

 

 

2007 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Briefing Packet and Reports
  Signed into law in January 2002, NCLB requires states to provide information on schools' and districts' progress toward proficiency by 2014. Each state uses its own standards and assessments to make the annual determinations. Kentucky uses data from the 2007 administration of the Kentucky Core Content Test and submission of alternate ... More

 

 

2006 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Briefing Packet and Reports
Signed into law in January 2002, NCLB requires states to provide information on schools' and districts' progress toward proficiency by 2014. Each state uses its own standards and assessments to make the annual determinations. Kentucky uses data from the 2006 administration of the Kentucky Core Content Test and submission of alternate portfolios to ... More

 

 

2005 No Child Left Behind Briefing Packet and Reports
Signed into law in January 2002, NCLB requires states to provide information on schools' and districts' progress toward proficiency by 2014. Each state uses its own standards and assessments to make the annual determinations. Kentucky uses data from the 2005 administration of the Kentucky Core Content Test and submission of alternate portfolios to ... More

 

 

2004 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Briefing Packet--Final
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) was signed into law in January 2002. Initial discussion of the act suggested that its provisions were in many respects comparable to those upon which Kentucky's system of assessment and accountability was based. Kentucky already had goals for proficient student performance, baselines, ... More

 

 

2004 No Child Left Behind --NCLB--Briefing Packet_preliminary
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) was signed into law in January 2002. Initial discussion of the act suggested that its provisions were in many respects comparable to those upon which Kentucky's system of assessment and accountability was based. Kentucky already had goals for proficient student performance, baselines, ... More

 

 

No Child Left Behind --NCLB-- Reports 2004
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) was signed into law in January 2002. Initial discussion of the act suggested that its provisions were in many respects comparable to those upon which Kentucky's system of assessment and accountability was based. Kentucky already had goals for proficient student performance, baselines, ... More

 

 

2003 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Interpretive Guide
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) was signed into law in January 2002. The 2003 NCLB Interpretative Guide is designed to introduce key components of NCLB and to explain how they impact Kentucky. The Interpretive Guide describes each unique page of the NCLB reports in detail, including sample ... More

 

 

2003 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Briefing Packet
  The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) was signed into law in January 2002. The annual NCLB report release media packet (NCLB Briefing Packet) contains state testing results, interpretive materials and a summary of school and district performance. The media files are in several different formats requiring the ... More

 

 

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Reports 2003
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) was signed into law in January 2002. Initial discussion of the act suggested that its provisions were in many respects comparable to those upon which Kentucky's system of assessment and accountability was based. Kentucky already had goals for proficient student performance, baselines, ... More
For more information contact:

Kevin Hill
500 Mero Street, 18th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-9853
Kevin.Hill@education.ky.gov