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Area school results
The Decatur Daily
This is the way school systems in Morgan, Lawrence and Limestone counties ranked statewide on meeting goals on the new Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test. There are 131 school systems in the state.

No. 7 Athens: 77 percent

No. 8 Hartselle: 76 percent

No. 24 Limestone County: 69 percent

No. 75 Morgan County: 52 percent

No. 76 Decatur City: 52 percent

No. 109 Lawrence County: 37 percent
 
Scores show some schools need to improve
The Demopolis Times
by theresa swope/News Editor

MONTGOMERY - Five area schools have been identified as needing school improvement, including Linden High School and Eutaw Primary School. The identification was made during the State Board of Education's yearly progress report on Alabama schools.

For the first time in the state's history, schools and local school systems across Alabama are receiving status reports that include adequate yearly progress (AYP) determinations as required by ...
 
Complex new evaluation of schools flunks many
Mobile Register
Saturday, August 14, 2004
By RENA HAVNER
Staff Reporter

Ruth Seawell said she didn't know what exactly she was looking at when she pulled a red, white and green chart from the state Department of Education's Web site, detailing the performance of her son's Daphne school.

"This school met 58 percent of its adequate yearly progress goals," she said, reading the report on Daphne Elementary South aloud. "That doesn't seem very good."
Then came t...
 
Bar set high for education in U.S.
The Messenger
Adequate Yearly Progress is the new accountability standard for measuring our schools as they target federal standards set up in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

Schools either meet that status or they don't. Close doesn't count.

In fact, how a student body performs on these assessments is far from the only barometer on whether a school qualifies as having met AYP.

Instead, how subgroups perform is a key component. Student performance is examined...
 
15 area schools miss goal, must allow transfers
The Birmingham news
Sunday, August 15, 2004
CHARLES J. DEAN and GIGI DOUBAN
News staff writers

Parents can transfer children from 10 more schools in the Birmingham area - and 24 others statewide - after the schools failed to meet testing goals.

Five area schools already were on the list, but few parents appear to be exercising the right to transfer.

One of the most important provisions of the No Child Left Behind law is that children in schools that fail...
 
Poor schools, tough consequences
The Huntsville Times
Seven in city on list could face separate set of remedies

Sunday, August 15, 2004
By CHALLEN STEPHENS
Times Staff Writer [email protected]

In Huntsville, seven schools now face repercussions for failing to meet new state standards for test scores and attendance.

Each school landed on the state's warning list last week for a different reason. And each could face a separate set of remedies - from a new teaching staff to a longer schoo...
 
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