The Elementary and Secondary Education Act in Washington
On January 8, 2002 President George Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act. This act reauthorizes and amends federal education programs established under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965.
The major focus of No Child Left Behind 2001 (a.k.a. ESEA) is to provide all children with a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. The U.S. Department of Education is emphasizing four pillars within the bill: accountability, flexibility, research-based education and parent options. In essence, it is a national extension of the standards-based education reform efforts undertaken in our state since 1993.
ESEA requires all schools, school districts, and states to publish report cards that contain specific pieces of information highlighting their progress. These report cards provide data on the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) tests broken down by gender, disability, economic standing, English proficiency, and migrant/bilingual status. They also include information on school summary, graduation and dropout rates for secondary students, and school improvement. For individual school report card information, provided by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, please select a school from the drop down menu to the left.
We believe these report cards provide our parents and community with important information about our local public schools. With your support, we can ensure the continued success of students in the Yakima School District.
If you have questions about Supplemental Educational Services in Yakima School District, please contact State and Federal Programs Manager Kelli York, 573-7015, or visit our website.