No Child Left Behind Hearing on Testing

Witnesses testified in the second in a series of regional hearings on the No Child Left Behind Act. Several Connecticut officials… read more

Witnesses testified in the second in a series of regional hearings on the No Child Left Behind Act. Several Connecticut officials talked about the debate in that state over testing and how to ensure that assessments are designed to help students and their schools. Other topics included improving states' data systems used to document educational achievement, noting that most states are unable to track the achievement of individual students. 

Public comments were also offered by audience members.

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson and former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes co-chaired the hearing.

The Commission on No Child Left Behind is a bipartisan, independent commission that will examine the strengths and weaknesses of the No Child Left Behind Act and make recommendations. Its purpose is to ensure the law is an effective tool in spurring academic achievement and closing the achievement gap. close

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No Child Left Behind Hearing on Testing

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Program ID:
192430-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Public Hearing
Location:
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
First Aired:
May 15, 2006
Last Aired:
Aug 18, 2006

Airing Details

  • May 15, 2006 | 2:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 17, 2006 | 3:15am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 18, 2006 | 2:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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