State Education Department

School District Compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act

To qualify for certain federal education aid, states must comply with the No Child Left Behind Act, which became effective in 2002. According to the Act, improvement plans must be developed for schools whose student scores on certain standardized tests do not meet state standards. In addition, the parents of children attending such schools must be informed that they have the option of transferring their children to other schools in the district. We examined the State Education Departmentís oversight of school district compliance with certain first-year requirements of the Act. We found that, generally, the Department , the school districts and the individual schools we visited did a good job of meeting these requirements.

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