Educational timeline


Education for All Handicapped Children Act

1975 - Present

This was implemented to give children with special needs the ability to obtain free education. Which emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs.

Individual Rights

1990 - Present

Education slowly changed emphasis from civil rights to a concentration on individualism rights. It's about the expression of individualism and highlighting the uniqueness of each person.

Dual Language Programs

2000 - Present

Dual language programs, provide instruction in both English and a second language, this program is flourishing in elementary schools across the country as educators find benefits for both English-language learners (ELLs) and those fluent in English. This are becoming more and more common now in Urban communities.

No Child Left Behind


ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) was reauthorized. The major Focus of this act is to close student achievement gaps by providing all children with fair equal and significant opportunity to obtain high quality education. This was implemented under the Bush administration.

Teaching Performance Assessment

July 1, 2008

Statewide implementations of a Teaching Performance Assessment. This will demonstrate through their performance with K-12 students that they have mastered the knowledge, skills and abilities required of a beginning teacher.

Common Core State Standards


Common core state standards were launched by state leaders in 48 states. This was created during the Obama administration. this was created to help all students succeed.

California Assessment of Students

Jan 1, 2014

The CAASPP replaces the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR program) is the new state academic testing program. Which evaluates new standards that emphasize analytical thinking problem solving and communication skills.

Every Student Succeeds Act


This got passed during the Obama administration. Every Student Succeeds Act Replaces the previous ESEA know as No Child Left Behind. This law focuses more in preparing all students for success in college and careers.