5 Key Historical Events

Timeline created by Payton D
  • Child Study Movement

    Child Study Movement
    Members of the child study movement investigated how childrens minds and personalities developed. In return, this helped educators make practical decisions about how to best educate. This allowed the shift of focus from the subject to the student.
  • Brown v Board of Education

    Brown v Board of Education
    Brown v Board of Education ruled that segregated schools were not equal, and will not be equal. The segregation was depriving students of the equal protection of laws. Desegregating schools allowed for more equal education.
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    This specified requirements and services that were now available to students with disabilities. Students were integrated into general education classrooms, there was an addressed need for high educational performaces from teachers and students, and students who were not served these services in the past were receiving them in neighborhood schools.
  • A Nation at Risk

    A Nation at Risk
    Due to A Nation at Risk, there was an increase in public school's accountability. One form of this is the report cards we receive. There was also an emphasis on the need for students to master basic skills. This focused national attention on how to strengthen our schools.
  • Standardized testing

    Standardized testing
    Standardized testing as we know it today is a by-product of WW1. These tests allowed for students, states, cities, districts, etc. to be compared. With an increase in standardized testing, schools perceived that their best interest would be to provide extra help to low-performing students.