Proposed Changes to No Child Left Behind

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Expert:
Dr. Andrew Porter
Dean, Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania

Credentials:
• Nationally recognized expert on No Child Left Behind; adequate yearly progress, or AYP); the “achievement gap”; and standardized testing
• Authored “Lessons Learned From Standards-Based Reform: Implications for the Reauthorization of NCLB.”
• New research includes a U.S. Department of Education study on school leadership and leadership assessment.

Expert:
Dr. Elliot Weinbaum
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania

Credentials:
• Senior researcher at the Consortium for Policy Research in Education and an expert in school reform and accountability systems.
• Research focuses on the impact of government policies on schools and districts, school-reform programs and school governance.
• Has studied No Child Left Behind in more than 3,000 schools across Pennsylvania.

• Expert:
Dr. Jon Supovitz
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania

Credentials
:
• Expert in school-district reform, school reform and state takeovers, standardized testing, instructional improvement and teacher qualifications
• Researches educational policies and how schools and districts use different means to determine effectiveness.
• Senior researcher at the Consortium for Policy Research in Education.