Lesson 1: About the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Lesson Overview: One of the core laws influencing school performance measures is the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA. ESEA was first enacted in 1965 to provide compensatory funds to elementary and secondary schools with high percentages of low-income students. ESEA is periodically reauthorized, with the most recent reauthorization passed by Congress in 2001 and is better known as the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Learning Objectives: Upon the completion of this lesson the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the major components of ESEA, particularly the assessment and accountability requirements.