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

  • 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
  • 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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    Spanish / Español
  • ESSA Vocabulary and Resources

    Key terms used in the ESSA are defined with a link to additional resources. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Academic Assessments

    Valid assessments, aligned to college and career ready standards are necessary for a balanced, coherent accountability system. Information is provided from the Pennsylvania Department of Education on Pennsylvania's system of standardized assessments. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • 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
  • Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA)

    The Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004 (IDEA) requires that States and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) ensure that all children with disabilities are included in all general state and district-wide assessment programs, including assessments used for purposes of satisfying the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA) was developed to meet the needs of students with the most severe cognitive disabilities who are not able to participate in the general assessment even with accommodations. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • 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
  • Pennsylvania's Consolidated State Plan

    The Pennsylvania Department of Education offers its Consolidated State Plan, as approved by the United States Department of Education on January 16, 2018. Available in English and Spanish. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Education
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    Spanish / Español
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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