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2008-08-05 12:00:55

By Dan Whisenhunt, The Anniston Star, Anniston, Ala. Aug. 5--Information released Monday by the state Education Department as part of required federal No Child Left Behind reporting shows an overall increase in the number of Calhoun County high schools hitting their target graduation rates last year. But five of the county's 11 high schools did miss the mark. Four saw their graduation rates go down after making Adequate Yearly Progress the previous year, the annual accountability...

2008-08-05 12:00:55

By Lee Tant, The Times and Democrat, Orangeburg, S.C. Aug. 5--Orangeburg Consolidated School Districts 4 and 5 are using various means and methods to enact their respective corrective action plans after failing to met federal No Child Left Behind standards for four consecutive years. Options for districts in corrective action include: developing a new curriculum, replacing personnel, deferring programs funds or reducing administrative funds. Both districts choose the first option...

2008-08-05 09:01:14

By Bayne Hughes, The Decatur Daily, Ala. Aug. 5--Decatur City Schools had mixed results in the 2007-08 test scores released Monday by the state Department of Education. The school system achieved its adequate yearly progress goals, the measure the state uses for accountability under the federal No Child Left Behind law. The goals focus on the grades 3-8 students' scores on the Alabama Reading and Math Test, attendance and graduation rates, and graduation exam results in the high...

2008-08-05 09:01:14

By Jim Cook, Dothan Eagle, Ala. Aug. 5--SCHOOL NAME -- Reason for not making AYP Ariton School--80 percent graduation rate Dale County High School --66 percent graduation rate G.W. Long High School --83 percent graduation rate Abbeville High School --64 percent graduation rate Headland High School --64 percent graduation rate Houston County High School --66 percent graduation rate Wicksburg High School --88 percent graduation rate Daleville High School --77 percent...

2008-08-05 09:01:14

By M.J. Ellington, The Decatur Daily, Ala. Aug. 5--MONTGOMERY -- Somerville Road Elementary School in Decatur was one of the success stories Monday, as the state released its annual No Child Left Behind report card. As a Title I school serving students in high-poverty areas, Somerville Road came off the list of schools that must offer extra services because of low student scores. The school did so by meeting its goals two consecutive years. Overall, Alabama received a B on the...

2008-08-05 03:00:39

By Lee, Suk-Hyang Wehmeyer, Michael L; Palmer, Susan B; Soukup, Jane H; Little, Todd D Addressing federal mandates regarding both the delivery of transition services and access to the general education curriculum has been a challenge for secondary special educators. A practice common to both initiatives, however, has been efforts to promote self-determination. This study examined the impact of promoting self- determination as an instructional strategy to examine (a) the relationship between...

2008-08-04 15:00:45

By JOHN SENA State education officials stressed student progress during a press conference Friday announcing otherwise grim results from last year's state tests. The annual tests are used to determine whether schools meet adequate yearly progress, or AYP, under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. In Santa Fe, only three -- Tesuque and Wood Gormley elementary schools and the Service, Employment and Redevelopment Academy -- of 31 public schools, including charter schools, made AYP. Last...

2008-08-04 15:00:45

By Jim Cook, Dothan Eagle, Ala. Aug. 4--Accountability reports released by the Alabama Department of Education on Monday had good news for the area's elementary and middle schools, but were critical of local high schools. According to the reports, 14 local high schools didn't make adequate yearly progress as defined by the federal No Child Left Behind act. As has been the case in the past, low graduation rates were the culprit in many of the schools failure to make AYP. The No Child...

2008-08-04 12:01:14

By Sam Galski, Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, Pa. Aug. 4--Few Hazleton Area students have taken advantage of a federal law that allows them to transfer out of schools that consistently do not meet proficiency benchmarks established for state reading and math tests, district officials said. Hazleton Area administrators aren't expecting the trend to change. The No Child Left Behind Act requires Title I schools with an Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status of School Improvement or lower to...

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2008-08-03 15:25:00

Up to three-quarters of U.S. schools deemed failing based on achievement test scores would receive passing grades if evaluated using a less biased measure, a new study suggests. Ohio State University researchers developed a new method of measuring school quality based on schools' actual impact on learning "“ how much faster students learned during the academic year than during summer vacation when they weren't in class. Using this impact measure, about three-quarters of the schools now...


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