No Child Left Behind – School & District Improvement
The “No Child Left Behind Act” or NCLB is the name of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as reauthorized by Congress in 2002. Under NCLB, schools, districts and states were held accountable based on whether or not they were making adequate yearly progress (AYP) towards the goal of bringing 100 percent of their students at least to academic proficiency by the end of the 2013-14 school year.
Progress in reading/language arts and in mathematics was required to be shown for all student subgroups, including economically disadvantaged students, limited English proficiency students, students with disabilities, and students in major racial and ethnic groups. Performance on reading and math assessments was the main indicator of whether AYP was being met, but graduation rates and at least one additional indicator for elementary schools (attendance rate in Alaska) were also included.
Schools and districts that did not make AYP for consecutive years faced consequences. Schools that missed AYP for 1 or more years were identified as Level 1, Level 2, etc. indicating the number of consecutive years the school missed AYP. The consequences for districts and schools receiving Title I funding were specified under NCLB. The consequences for school and district improvement under NCLB were replaced with the new accountability system as described in Alaska’s approved ESEA Flexibility Waiver beginning in 2013-2014.
Consequences of Not Meeting Adequate Yearly Progress
List of Title I Schools in Improvement, Corrective Action, or Restructuring
- 2012-2013 (pdf)
List of Districts in Improvement or Corrective Action
- 2012-2013 (pdf)
Supplemental Education Services (SES)
Title I schools that were identified at Level 3 or above were required to offer SES (typically known as tutoring) from state-approved SES providers. Title I schools at Level 2 that were not able to provide public school choice were required to offer SES instead.
2012-2013 SES Information
- Approved SES Provider List
- Districts Served by SES Providers (pdf)
- SES Per Pupil Amounts 2012-2013 (pdf)
- Notice to LEAs of Alaska's Intent to Apply for a Waiver for SES and Choice for 2012-2013 (pdf)
- Waiver Allowing Schools/LEAs in Improvement to Apply to be SES providers, & Allowing Schools at Level 2 to Provide SES Instead of Choice (pdf)
School and District Accountability for AYP
Information about school and district accountability for AYP.
Public School Choice
Title I schools that were identified at Level 2 or above were required to offer parents a choice of enrollment for their children at another public school in the district that was making AYP as long as the school was within 50 road miles of the neighborhood school. Choice is no longer required under Alaska’s approved ESEA Flexibility Waiver. Districts are encouraged to allow any children enrolled in a new school through the public school choice requirement to remain enrolled in that school until the child completes the highest grade level in the school.