An overwhelming amount of research shows that students progressed faster academically in the ten years following NCLB than in the twenty years prior. Correlation does not prove causation. But the data are nonetheless compelling. See our DFER ESEA Infographic Brief #3.
Many thanks to our friends at Third Way for putting together some of the data illustrated in the infographs. To see their comprehensive report – which you do not want to miss — click: here.