Report: NCLB has changed teaching, not always for better

Educators are adjusting their teaching practices in response to NCLB, but not always in ways policymakers might want, according to a three-year RAND study. Sizable percentages of teachers in California, Georgia and Pennsylvania say they spend more time on test-taking strategies, focus more narrowly on tested topics and tailor teaching to students just below the proficiency cutoffs.

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