Each state must measure every public school student's progress in reading and math from the third grade through the eighth grade. Further progress must be measured at least once between the tenth and twelfth grades.
By the 2007-2008 school year, assessments (or testing) in science will be underway.
The act requires that all teachers teaching in Bilingual Education programs be fluent in English and any other language used in the classroom.
The act gives parents the choice to enroll their children in a Bilingual Education program, but puts a three year "time-limit" on Bilingual programs. After a student has been in school for three consecutive years, English-only instruction must commence, regardless of the student's English speaking ability.