No Child Left Behind
The purpose of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was first passed by Congress in 1965 as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty. The most recent reauthorization of this legislation is the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The primary function of NCLB is to close the achievement gap between groups of students by requiring greater accountability and offering increased flexibility and choice. The NCLB Act affects almost every school district and charter school in the state.
The Division of NCLB Program Coordination at TEA is responsible for the state-level administration and implementation of federal education programs under the No Child Left Behind Act and the Ed-Flex Partnership program.
NCLB Report Cards
Section 1111(h)(2) of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires each local education agency (LEA) that receives Title I, Part A funding to disseminate specific LEA and campus level data to 1) all LEA campuses, 2) parents of all enrolled students, and 3) make the information widely available through public means such as posting on the internet, distribution to the media, or distribution through public agencies.
The Agency has developed the Texas NCLB Report Card, an internet-based system to generate the campus, LEA, and state-level reports that meet the specific federal reporting requirement. This system is located at the following link: https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/frc/2016/srch.html
Highly Qualified Teachers
Section 1119 of The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) focuses on improving teacher quality at the local level. To achieve this goal, the act requires all teachers teaching core subject academic areas to meet specific competency and educational requirements. Teachers who meet these requirements are considered “highly qualified.”
Teachers are required to be highly qualified if they are the Teacher of Record providing direct instruction to students in any core academic subject area, including English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages (languages other than English), civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography.
Highly qualified teachers must:
• Hold at least a bachelor’s degree;
• Be fully certified to teach in Texas; and
• Demonstrate competency in their core academic subject area
Highly Qualified Teacher Summary Reports
For your convenience, reports may be viewed by clicking the links below: