The NCLB is a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and mandated testing in schools in all states for grades 3 through 12. The intent of the act is to improve education or lower-income students. Schools, districts, and states must report results of there students categorized by household income, first language, and ethnic groups, among other categories. Schools who either fail to report and/or show progress over a number of years can be subject to being penalized by the federal government. There have been a number of complaints and numerous changes to the program since it was first drafted in 2001. It has been controversial as many districts have focused too much on standardized testing (Educationpost, 2016).