Do you know any website about how the No Child Left Behind Act is related to the "Requirement of parent involvement?"Do you know any website about how the No Child Left Behind Act is related to the...

Do you know any website about how the No Child Left Behind Act is related to the "Requirement of parent involvement?"

Do you know any website about how the No Child Left Behind Act is related to the "Requirement of parent involvement?"

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brettd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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Actually, the law is interpreted and implemented differently depending on which state you live in, and the parent involvement piece, which almost seems purposefully vague, is to my understanding unenforced at any level of government or education outside of charter and private schools, which are free of many of the NCLB standards.  One of the ways of demonstrating "Yearly Academic Progress" has included in most cases improved avenues of communicating student scores, and classroom expectations as well as test preparation opportunities at more times and in more ways, although in the case of our school, this has had a negligible observable affect on student scores.

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I think it is more about parent information than parent involvement. NCLB carefully displays every school's scores in newspapers and on the internet. Parents also get their own child's scores. One of the purposes of the bill is to give parents information about whether the teachers are credentialed and whether the school is failing.
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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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While it might not be intended, I think that this question might evoke a great deal of discussion and debate.  To my understanding, I don't see that there is a parental requirement component to the act.  I think that it calls for parents to have a role in school choice, provided a particular neighborhood school does not meets Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for a sustained period of time.  It also calls for parents to have a role on School Improvement Teams within their community.  Yet, this is really about it in terms of "requirements of parental involvement."  I think that the act places the onus of school improvement via test scores squarely on the shoulders of school administrators and teachers.  It is here where there might be considerable debate and discussion.  In the end, so much rides on the student performance on exams that it seems like there should be some level of a "requirement of parent involvement" to ensure that instruction at school is matched with outside of school influence. However, the act does not, and from a Constitutional point of view, cannot do this.  In the end, the act can only do what it is able to do in terms of being able to mandate performance on the school level.

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