This report examines the perspectives of journalists and foundation program officers on the accountability provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) and offers recommendations for improving the presentation and communication of information about student outcomes. It complements other recent RAND reports on improving educational accountability.
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