Signed amid controversy in 2001, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law shook up the nation’s public education system. This legislation made schools accountable for student achievement; if students continually failed to meet minimum test scores, schools were placed on probation. Classroom instruction methods were changed, too, with increased focus placed on ‘teaching to the test’, taking away from more in-depth instruction. Several years have now gone by, giving analysts enough time to assess how the law, if at all, impacts student performance. According to the Civil Rights Project, NCLB isn’t working.