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State shows progress in spring testing
By Andrea Domaskin, The Forum
Published Friday, August 20, 2004

BISMARCK -- North Dakota schools made progress in the latest round of testing required by the federal No Child Left Behind law, state officials say.

The law requires both schools and districts to show progress toward a goal of having all students in the state proficient in math and reading by the year 2014. Results were released from spring tests taken by students in grades four, eight and 12.
85 schools don't make the grade
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
By Carolyn Bower
Of the Post-Dispatch
Thursday, Aug. 19 2004

Students at 254 schools in Missouri, including 85 local schools, may have the right to transfer this year because of sanctions under the federal No Child Left Behind law.

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released on Thursday a preliminary list of schools - including middle schools in the Francis Howell and Rockwood school districts - that will have to offer st...
School's in, but 'No Child' report isn't
Houston Chronicle
Parents are in the dark on progress, possible transfers
Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle
Aug. 13, 2004

Even though the new school year is here, parents in Texas and many other states still don't know whether their children are attending poor performing schools and are eligible to transfer to better ones.

Texas is late because of months of haggling with federal education officials over the state's request to ease standards for s...
Portsmouth stops school transfers, going against federal law
By DEIRDRE FERNANDES, The Virginian-Pilot
© August 12, 2004
Last updated: 11:45 PM

PORTSMOUTH — In a move that has angered parents and may run afoul of federal law, Portsmouth school officials have shut the door on transfers out of faltering schools this fall.

Schools Superintendent David C. Stuckwisch said the division will not allow disadvantaged children in at least two poor-performing elementary schools to attend a better-performing school as re...
Test scores show progress in NH
The Union Leader
Union Leader Staff

CONCORD — New Hampshire students showed improved command on math and reading tests last spring, but shifting federal standards put more schools on a list of schools needing improvement.

Statewide assessment tests given to third-, sixth- and 10th-graders showed a three-year trend of improvement. Tenth-graders showed a 10 percent jump in reading scores, as 78 percent of students scored at a “basic” or better level, and a third s...
FSSD gets good news on No Child Left Behind: Page, Fairview ...
Williamson County Review Appeal
From Staff Reports

Two Williamson County schools were among a small percentage from across the state which failed at least one of the federal benchmarks of the annual No Child Left Behind assessment this year for a first or repeat time.

The news was good for the Franklin Special School District, which last year had two schools — Freedom Intermediate and Freedom Middle — on the target list for failing to meet benchmarks. Their failures placed the district in noncompl...
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