No Child Left Behind Act 2001: A Case Study

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No Child Left Behind was to place a highly qualified teacher in every classroom by the end of the 2005-2006 school year. This piece of legislation was put into place to close the achievement gap by placing highly qualified teachers, teachers with a bachelor's degree, full state certification, and demonstrate competency in the core academic subjects they teach. Without an understanding of what these qualifications predict, it is difficult to determine if the impact of the mandate (No Child Left behind Act 2001: Qualifications for Teachers and Professionals, 2004). Policy makers and school districts evaluate incoming teachers based on those preparation related credentials such as certification, test scores, and the amount of coursework completed

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