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2008-08-07 15:00:46

By Linda Borg Providence's new school superintendent calls the critical review by a consultant a call to action. PROVIDENCE -- Minority students in certain grades will never catch up academically with their white peers unless the district dramatically changes the way it teaches reading and math, according to an independent evaluation performed by a national education association. After examining reading scores, the consultants, Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK), concluded that the...

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2008-08-07 09:55:00

Report Offers Guidance on Evaluating Children in Preschool Programs, Urges Caution in Implementing High-Stakes Assessments Growing interest in publicly funded programs for young children has drawn attention to whether and how Head Start and other early childhood programs should be asked to prove their worth.  Congress asked the National Research Council for guidance on how to identify important outcomes for children from birth to age 5 and how best to assess them in preschools, child...

2008-08-07 06:00:37

By Johnna Pinholster, The Valdosta Daily Times, Ga. Aug. 7--VALDOSTA -- Three out of 10 schools within the Lowndes County School system failed to meet the Adequate Yearly Progress standards. Clyattville Elementary, Pinegrove Elementary and Lowndes High schools were the failing institutions. The three schools did not meet the AYP standards because of two populations of students, Superintendent Dr. Steve Smith said. "The most frequent reason was there was not enough student...

2008-08-07 06:00:37

By Kelly Tabor, The Enterprise Ledger, Ala. Aug. 7--While nearly all schools in the Enterprise City School system met proficiency goals in the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status reports, Enterprise High School did not make AYP, as defined in the No Child Left Behind Act, because of reading scores in special education. In the accountability reports released by the Alabama Department of Education, schools are given a pass or fail on reading, mathematics, and another academic indicator,...

2008-08-07 06:00:37

By Kari Lucin, The Daily Globe, Worthington, Minn. Aug. 7--Five school districts and 12 schools in southwest Minnesota, including District 518 schools, failed to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in 2008, up from five districts and eight schools failing the previous year. AYP is calculated using the results of the math and reading Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments II, in accordance with federal No Child Left Behind legislation. "Can we do better? Yes, we can always improve and do...

2008-08-06 18:00:30

By Tyra M. Vaughn, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C. Aug. 6--Parents of students at Rachel Freeman School of Engineering attended a meeting Tuesday night with two goals in mind: how to improve the quality of education at the struggling school and to not transfer their children out. The New Hanover County Board of Education announced earlier this month plans to allow parents of students at Freeman to transfer their children to Wrightsville Beach Elementary or Holly Tree Elementary this...

2008-08-06 18:00:30

By Carole Brand, The Enterprise Ledger, Ala. Aug. 7--The Alabama State Department of Education report on the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) of schools across the state includes the Coffee County Schools making 100 percent of the AYP goals. According to Coffee schools Superintendent Linda Ingram, the AYP status of schools and school systems is based on achievement assessments of the state's academic content standards, participation rates of these assessments and meeting state attendance...

2008-08-06 15:00:46

By Bryan Marshall, Richmond Register, Ky. Aug. 6--Only five local schools did not meet all of their federal target goals in the 2007-08 No Child Left Behind data released Tuesday by the Kentucky Department of Education. A school or district must meet 100 percent of their goals in order to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) -- the minimum improvement required of each school and district during the course of one year. AYP results are based on the Kentucky Core Content Tests' (KCCT)...

2008-08-06 15:00:46

By Jana Hollingsworth, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Aug. 6--Despite not making adequate yearly progress for the third year in a row, the Duluth School District says progress has been made. Results from the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment II test given to students last spring have been released, and Duluth, along with 58 percent of school districts in the state, did not make AYP, a provision of the federal No Child Left Behind law, according to the Minnesota Department of Education....

2008-08-06 12:00:48

By William Roller, The Sun, Yuma, Ariz. Aug. 6--The Arizona Department of Education disclosed the scores of the state's Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) but assessment of how much progress was made must wait for detailed analysis, experts say. Scores in reading and mathematics showed the most improvement, while writing maintained overall stability, according to an ADE press release. But in a data spreadsheet sent by e-mail, some raw data shows that Yuma Union High School...


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