The influences of the No Child Left Behind Act on student achievement in Wayne County, Tennessee

Kristy Prince, Tennessee State University

Abstract

The purpose of this causal-comparative study was to compare scores from the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) for the two years prior to implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) to the two years after implementation in Wayne County, Tennessee. This study compared overall test scores in grades three through eight and each of the five core subjects in Wayne County, Tennessee. It also studied scores for grades held accountable (3, 5, and 8) by NCLB as well as grades not held accountable (4, 6, and 7) by NCLB. The results revealed that test scores for the two years after implementation were statistically significantly higher than those two years prior to implementation of NCLB. However, two subjects, language and science, did not exhibit a statistically significant difference. ^

Subject Area

Education, Administration

Recommended Citation

Kristy Prince, "The influences of the No Child Left Behind Act on student achievement in Wayne County, Tennessee" (2005). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI3187601.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI3187601

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