Summary as introduced:
No Child Left Behind; Virginia withdrawal. Requires Virginia's withdrawal from participation in the federal No Child Left Behind Act, effective July 1, 2005.
The federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), enacted in January 2002, requirements for standards, assessments, and consequences, including annual testing practices, the employment of highly qualified instructional personnel, data collection, and evidence of adequate yearly progress in the academic achievement of all students. Receipt of certain federal education funds is contingent upon compliance with the Act.
While the federal law requires the Commonwealth to make modifications to its assessment policies and procedures prescribed in its current accountability system, its Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook for NCLB funding was approved by the U.S. Department of Education in spring 2003.Full text:
01/14/04 House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/12/04 043714468 pdf | impact statement
01/14/04 House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/12/04 043714468
01/14/04 House: Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/04 House: Continued to 2005 in Education (15-Y 7-N)
11/10/04 House: Failed to report (defeated) in Education (6-Y 11-N)