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2008-09-24 15:00:21

By Linda Borg PROVIDENCE -- The city's public school students scored abysmally on the state's new science assessment test in large part because what's being taught in the classroom isn't in line with what's being measured by the test. Only 9 percent of 4th graders scored high enough to be deemed proficient in science, 2 percent of 8th graders and 4 percent of 11th graders. Of the 20 lowest-performing schools in the state, 17 are in Providence. Yesterday, city school officials gave the...

2008-09-02 15:00:23

By James Joyce III When results from the spring WASL test were released by the state's schools chief Tuesday morning, the figures for the Yakima School District mostly mirrored the statewide trend: there were some ups and downs. Now, school officials locally and throughout the state are analyzing the data to determine what it says about how well they are educating children. Not an easy task. "It's so hard to say anything definitive about scores that go up and down from one year to the...

2008-08-28 15:00:57

By FM WIGGINS PETERSBURG -- The Adequate Yearly Progress results are in for the Tri-City area and only one school district made the federal No Child Left Behind act required AYP as a district: Colonial Heights. Under No Child Left Behind, each state has developed and implemented measurements for determining whether its schools are making adequate yearly progress. AYP is an individual state's measure of progress toward the goal of 100 percent of students achieving to state academic...

2008-08-17 18:00:42

By Jennifer Reeger Although only two of 23 school districts in Westmoreland and Fayette counties failed to make progress in student achievement during the 2007-08 academic year, fewer individual schools met thresholds set by the state. One reason cited is that the thresholds have increased. In the 2006-07 school year, only 54 percent of students needed to score proficient or above in reading and 45 percent in math on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment. In the 2007-08 school...

2008-08-15 09:00:53

By RHONDA BODFIELD; ANDREA RIVERA Math and reading results mainly show slight rises, according to statewide data AIMS test scores remained relatively flat in math and reading statewide, but writing scores dropped across nearly every grade level, according to the most recent test scores, released publicly today. Although high school students showed a 3 percentage point drop from 2007 in writing overall - with 63 percent passing the section - that masks some large swings in lower grade...

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 Tanner Kent, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. Aug. 6--progress. Released T u e s d a y night, the state's annual a d e q u a t e yearly progress report is tied to the federal No Child Left Behind Act and is a measure of student achievement based on the MCA-II tests, which students take in the spring. Indicators include graduation and test-participation rates, but most of the focus is on proficiency rates in reading and math. The goal of No Child Left Behind and AYP is to ensure 100...

2008-08-05 12:00:55

By Tom Schneider, Carlsbad Current-Argus, N.M. Aug. 5--CARLSBAD -- The New Mexico Public Education Department has released its 2008 Adequate Yearly Progress status report, and while most schools in the Carlsbad Municipal Schools have met AYP status progressed to a point where they are considered on track with a federally-mandated goal of 100 percent proficiency by the 2013-14 school year administrators acknowledge the need for continued improvement on all levels across the district. The...

2008-08-05 12:00:55

By Debby Abe, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Aug. 5--Their friends call it "stupid school." They say Challenger Secondary Schools, the alternative program in Spanaway, is a dumping ground for the rejects and dumb kids. But the teens who go to Challenger know better. --RELATED STORY: Study looks at what works best for alternative schools "The reality is it's a very good school," says Challenger senior Natalie Cross. The Bethel School District secondary school's small classes give...

2008-08-05 09:01:14

By Debby Abe, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Aug. 5--Their friends call it "stupid school." They say Challenger Secondary Schools, the alternative program in Spanaway, is a dumping ground for the rejects and dumb kids. But the teens who go to Challenger know better. "The reality is it's a very good school," says Challenger senior Natalie Cross. The Bethel School District secondary school's small classes give teachers enough time to make sure every student understands, she says....


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