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North has a plan for ‘No Child’ standard
Sheboygan Press
By Roberta Pennington Sheboygan Press staff

Rick Schultz, the principal of North High School, sent a letter to parents today informing them about a group of students at his school who did not meet the No Child Left Behind’s Adequate Yearly Progress on a standardized test the students took in November.

Though as a whole the school exceeded the benchmark set by the federal law — which requires at least 61 percent of students to be proficient in reading ...
We should standardize the standardized tests
Woodland Daily Democrat

At Issue: Progress reports for schools offer good and confounding news.

Our Opinion: There is nothing wrong with holding children to academic standards, as long as they are standard.

There will be a test at the end of this editorial. Just kidding. Last week, state officials released the newest round of progress reports for every school in the state. There was some good news and some confounding news.

This year, thousands of stat...
No Child Left Behind Study
KSFY-TV ABC 13 Sioux Falls

South Dakota has a higher percentage of rural schools than any other state in the nation, and a new study released on the effect of the No Child Left Behind Act on those rural schools is alarming.

Senator Tim Johnson was in Sioux Falls Monday morning in a roundtable discussion to talk about the results with principals and superintendents from the area. The study done by a non-partisan group called the Government Accountability Office showed South Dakota was ...
School reports may be delayed
Springfield State Journal-Register
State's interim superintendent cites flaws in data


Illinois' annual "school report cards" could be issued late this year because of flaws in the data submitted by public schools, interim state school superintendent Randy Dunn said Monday.

There were problems with the data last year, too, although Dunn said he is not engaging in a "blame game" with school districts.

The report card...
Editorial: North got bad rap from No Child Left Behind revie...
Sheboygan Press

In the past week, local schools have been the topic of several front-page stories, from referendums in Plymouth, Howards Grove and Sheboygan to Thursday’s lead story about Urban and Horace Mann middle schools being honored as “Promise Schools” for their outstanding performance in statewide testing.

Horace Mann and Urban were honored along with 136 other elementary, middle and high schools for their scores on the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination. ...
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