Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Politics and International Relations
Nancy Neiman Aurbach
Marina Perez de Mendiola
© 2015 Daniela A Canas Baena
Goals 2000 and No Child Left behind have developed a new timeline for language acquisition, have promoted the practice of teaching to the test rather than the understanding of content, and High School Exit Exams have led to the widening of the achievement gap between ELL students and their Non-ELL counterparts. In additions, the policies’ narrow definition of success leads to federal sanctions that penalize schools with ELL student populations further contributing to the widening of the gap.
Canas Baena, Daniela A., "No Child Left Behind Leaves Behind English Language Learners" (2016). Scripps Senior Theses. 740.