Standards, Accountability and Flexibility: Americans Speak on No Child Left Behind Reauthorization
ETS's seventh annual public opinion poll, Standards, Accountability and Flexibility: Americans Speak on No Child Left Behind Reauthorization, reveals that parents, teachers and administrators strongly support No Child Left Behind (NCLB) reauthorization, despite limited knowledge about the law's provisions. They also favor greater flexibility in assisting students and schools struggling to meet high standards and call for increased funding to help poorly performing schools to make adequate yearly progress.
The survey also shows that a majority of adults and parents think the 50 sets of state standards and tests should be replaced with one set of national standards and tests, and that English-language learners should be given more time to learn the language before they are pushed to learn the core curriculum at grade level.
2007 survey results are available for downloading:
- Full Report
- Key Findings
- Press Conference Video (Flash, 7:36)
- Press Briefing Slide Presentation
- Press Release (English)
- Press Release (Spanish)
Previous Americans Speak surveys:
- Keeping Our Edge: Americans Speak on Education and Competitiveness (June 2006)
- Ready for the Real World? Americans Speak on High School Reform (June 2005)
- Equity and Adequacy: Americans Speak on Public Education Funding (June 2004)
- Quality, Affordability and Access: Americans Speak on Higher Education (June 2003)
- A National Priority: Americans Speak on Teacher Quality (June 2002)
- A Measured Response: Americans Speak On Education Reform (May 2001)
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