Running head: NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND
The Impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on the K-8 Setting
A Senior Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment
of the requirements for graduation
in the Honors Program
No Child Left Behind 2
Acceptance of Senior Honors Thesis
This Senior Honors Thesis is accepted in partial
fulfillment of the requirements for graduation from the
Honors Program of Liberty University.
Shanté Moore-Austin, Ph.D.
Janice DeLong, M.Ed.
Connie McDonald, Ph.D.
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No Child Left Behind has truly impacted the K-8 setting because educators and students are being held accountable to meet a certain set of standards presented by the federal government. An article in Intervention in School and Clinic states, “The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act is potentially the most significant educational initiative to have been enacted in decades” (Simpson et al., 2004, p. 67). NCLB has completely changed the K-8 classroom setting in regards to curriculum, instruction, and teaching strategies.
There are two operational definitions that must be described here to assist in the understanding of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Accountability. Accountability is the concept that each state set standards for the type and amount of information students know and learn. Children are tested yearly and the scores are reported to