Student Achievement

Find legal information on standardized tests, high stakes testing, and academic honors.

Additional Resources

NSBA Amicus Brief Bush v. Holmes (Fl. Sup. Ct.)
Vouchers: school choice - private schools - student achievement.

COSA eDocs Store resources on student achievement
A collection of downloadable resources available individually for purchase from the NSBA Council of School Attorneys (COSA) for modest fees.

School Consequences for Failure to Make Progress
Outline of consequences for a school’s failure to make “Adequate Yearly Progress” in student test scores under the No Child Left Behind Act.

A question of representation: Diversity and 21st century school boards
This October 2008 issue of NSBA's Leadership Insider discusses demographic change and achievement gaps; minority representation on school boards; the impact of board diversity on student achievement; the Voting Rights Act and vote dilution lawsuits against at-large election systems; the case for at-large elections; and options for school districts. The collection of online resources accompanying this issue is here.

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