To me, today, as it does many days, but especially in the last week of classes, No Child Left Behind means sitting in review sessions explaining study techniques and reading strategies I learned in a public elementary school of medium quality. We are doing things like finding topic sentences.
I am also explaining, and explaining again, that a spelling error on the final examination will matter less than does a misunderstood concept. This is one of the worst ravages of No Child Left Behind. These test and detail oriented students are so oriented towards watching their backs that they cannot absorb what stares them in the face.