Kim, James S., and Gail L. Sunderman, "Measuring Academic Proficiency under the No Child Left Behind Act: Implications for Educational Equity," Educational Researcher, 34(November, 2005), 3-13.


Highlights differences in various between-state ratings of school performance and NCLB's adequate yearly progress (AYP) results; highlights equity issues uncovered and makes recommendations to overcome them.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Scientific/Empirical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Standards and Testing, Evaluation of Instruction, Program Audit/Evaluation


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