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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about No Child Left Behind in Pennsylvania.

  • Assessment and Accountability

    Information on the methods used by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to evaluate the success of educational initiatives under its jurisdiction. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Education Law Center

    The Education Law Center is a non-profit legal advocacy and educational organization, dedicated to ensuring that all of Pennsylvania's children have access to a quality public education. Content Detail

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    Education Law Center - Pennsylvania
  • ESEA Flexibility

    Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Education on the Extension to Pennsylvania's No Child Left Behind Waiver. The approved waiver is designed to improve Pennsylvania education in three areas: making sure all our students are ready for careers or college; developing recognition and accountability standards by the state for all public schools; and improving and supporting effective teachers and principals in all our classrooms. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) - U.S. Department of Education

    Information from the U.S. Department of Education on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the successor to the No Child Left Behind Act. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Education
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  • Key Elements of the School Performance Profile Scoring System

    Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Education on what the School Performance Profile and its Academic Performance Score really are and how they are used to evaluate success in providing education. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • No Child Left Behind - Pennsylvania

    Information on the No Child Left Behind initiative in Pennsylvania from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Opting Out of Standardized Tests

    Information from the Education Law Center - Pennsylvania on when you can opt your child out of taking standardized testing. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Education Law Center - Pennsylvania
  • Overview of Pennsylvania’s Approved No Child Left Behind Waiver

    The Pennsylvania Department of Education provides this overview of Pennsylvania’s approved No Child Left Behind Waiver. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Pennsylvania’s No Child Left Behind Approved Waiver - Frequently Asked Questions

    Questions and Answers from the Pennsylvania Department of Education on Pennsylvania's No Child Left Behind Approved Waiver. A Flexibility Waiver is the opportunity for state and local educators to decide how to best meet the individual needs of students they serve. Pennsylvania submitted its flexibility Waiver in February 2013. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Pennsylvania State Guidelines for Inclusion of Students with Disabilities

    Information from the on the Pennsylvania Department of Education on the participation of students with disabilities in standards-based instruction and assessment initiatives. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) Results

    The Pennsylvania Department of Education provides information on Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) Results. PSSA measures how well students have achieved in reading, mathematics, science and writing according to Pennsylvania's world-class academic standards. By using these standards, educators, parents and administrators can evaluate their students' strengths and weaknesses to increase students' achievement scores. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Education