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Understanding the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

Mathematics and Science

Quick Key No. 4


Key Resources

The following resources have been carefully selected to aid educators in answering the many questions that arise in making important decisions in the process of NCLB implementation:

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

This Web site aims to increase public understanding of science and technology through research-based materials.

The National Academies

The National Academies, an umbrella title of four centers, including the National Research Council, is dedicated to providing the nation with the most current scientific and technological issues that affect policymaking.

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

This Web site provides educators with important aspects of NCLB relevant to NAEP, including an assessment schedule, participation, design, and public access information.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)

Built on the belief that strengthening teaching is the most important step in improving schools and student learning, this Web site offers educators resources on teacher quality and standards.

National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century

The report, titled "Before It's Too Late," aims to ensure that every student in the United States receives excellent instruction in mathematics and science, and sets three main goals as well as strategies for achieving them.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Principles and Standards for School Mathematics makes recommendations on effective mathematics teaching and provides educators with the guidelines on effective classroom practice.

National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ)

This Web site serves as an information clearinghouse on teacher quality issues, also promoting research and evaluation, as well as public understanding on the teacher quality topic.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

A report titled "Preparing Our Children" focuses on increasing student academic achievement aligned with content standards of what every student must know and be able to do in mathematics and science. Educators can also access the NSF Mathematics and Science Partnership Program.

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

Quick Facts: Highlights of No Child Left Behind for Science and Math Educators lists highlights from NCLB regarding Title II funds for improving teacher quality, including mathematics and science teacher quality. The Legislative Handbook can also be accessed.

National Staff Development Council (NSDC)

The Web site screens high quality staff development programs that aim to improve the nation's schools.

Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)

This multinational project was created to evaluate reading, mathematics, and science literacy of 15-year-old students in the United States and participating countries.

Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education

This NCLB resources page has been created to inform mathematics, science, and technology educators about the key aspects of NCLB and how it will affect math and science education.

2 Plus 2: Mathematically Correct

This Web site provides resources geared to improve mathematics education, and it aims to "restore basic skills to math education."

Visit the U.S. Department of Education Web site for detailed information on the No Child Left Behind Act.

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
No Child Left Behind: A Desktop Reference (Adobe® Reader® PDF)
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Title II, Part B-Mathematics and Science Partnerships
No Child Left Behind

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