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Adequate Yearly Progress

SD2 misses mark with NCLB compliance

More Billings students needed to score a little better this year on math and reading as No Child Left Behind requirements inched up again this spring.

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Wyoming has time to revise 'No Child' waiver request

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The U.S. Department of Education has granted an extension on Wyoming's request for a waiver from federal education standards.

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Wyoming to submit No Child Left Behind waiver request

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Education plans to file for a federal No Child Left Behind Act waiver Thursday in the hope of avoiding consequences in 2014 for failing to meet standards, Director Jim Rose said.

February 27, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…
Casper's Frontier moves ahead on No Child Left Behind restructure plan

Casper's Frontier moves ahead on No Child Left Behind restructure plan

CASPER, Wyo. — Faced with mandated changes in leadership and academic interventions, officials at Frontier Middle School are confident that changes they've already implemented will result in acceptable scores for federal benchmarks.

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Arapahoe School shifts from lowest scores to steepest gains

Arapahoe School shifts from lowest scores to steepest gains

ARAPAHOE, Wyo. — Arapahoe School in Fremont County achieved dramatic gains on assessments and met federally mandated requirements in Adequate Yearly Progress for the first time. The kindergarten-through-eighth-grade school had some of the state’s lowest scores but now boasts dramatic improvements.

December 07, 2012 11:55 pm Photos

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Report outlines Wyoming Department of Education problems with AYP reporting

Report outlines Wyoming Department of Education problems with AYP reporting

CASPER, Wyo. — Substantial problems in the way the Wyoming Department of Education handled this year's data required by No Child Left Behind indicate an inability to perform duties required by state law, according to a recent report to legislators.

November 20, 2012 11:45 pm Photos

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Wyoming releases progress reports

CASPER, Wyo. -- Of the 349 schools in Wyoming, 210 met federal goals under No Child Left Behind for the 2011-12 school year, according to information released Thursday evening by the Wyoming Department of Education.

October 19, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: NCLB reveals little about student progress

Over the past decade, U.S. public schools have refocused their time, staff members and students on meeting federal testing standards set in the No Child Left Behind law.

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SD2 shows improvement, still struggles to meet NCLB goals

SD2 shows improvement, still struggles to meet NCLB goals

The good news is more SD2 schools hit their federal testing requirements this year than last year — 16 in all made the mark, and a handful of them are in some of Billings most impovershed neighborhoods.

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Montana Adequate Yearly Progress report released

HELENA — The Montana Office of Public Instruction has released the annual adequate yearly progress report required under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

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Natrona County accountability system offers hints for statewide solution

CASPER, Wyo. — When lawmakers wrote a statewide accountability system into state statute this year, few probably knew exactly what they were getting into.

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Shift of No Child Left Behind requirements impacts SD2

A deal worked out between the Montana Office of Public Instruction and the U.S. Department of Education has lowered the requirement for Billings schools to be in compliance with the federal No Child Left Behind law.

October 21, 2011 5:00 pmLoading…

SD2 board meets Monday to discuss student test scores and administrator benefits

Student progress under the federal No Child Left Behind Act and the adjustments to administrator benefits will be topics of discussion at the Billings School District 2 board's regular meeting Monday night.

September 23, 2011 5:45 pmLoading…
Billings School District 2 Adequate Yearly Progress

Billings School District 2 Adequate Yearly Progress

Adequate Yearly Progress Summary for Billings School District 2 for the 2010/2011 school year.

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SD2 falls further behind in NCLB race but students continue to improve

SD2 falls further behind in NCLB race but students continue to improve

Many Billings schools missed meeting their reading and math proficiency requirements this year under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

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Gazette opinion: Don't punish Montana schools with federal mandate

Between the spring of 2004 and 2011, the percentage of Montana public school students testing “proficient” in reading jumped from 62 percent to 85 percent. In the same seven-year period, math proficiency rose from 57 percent to 68 percent.

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Weekly Webb: A farewell to the Queen of the Auditorium

Weekly Webb: A farewell to the Queen of the Auditorium

“Do not lie to the queen.”

June 03, 2011 12:30 am Photos

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Three-fourths of Wyo schools make 'adequate progress'

CASPER, Wyo. — Better graduation rates moved five Wyoming high schools out of the federal "school improvement" category in 2010, a feat that will become more difficult in the next four years.

December 07, 2010 11:45 pmLoading…
As NCLB deadline gets closer, more schools look at shrugging off compliance

As NCLB deadline gets closer, more schools look at shrugging off compliance

The impossibility of having every student test proficient in reading and math, for the most part, is being accepted more and more within the edcuation community. Many educators simply believe No Child Left Behind has run its course.

November 28, 2010 12:15 am Related Loading…
District’s subgroups fall behind in Adequate Yearly Progress

District’s subgroups fall behind in Adequate Yearly Progress

Poor, disabled and ethnic students are falling behind their more-affluent counterparts at some Billings schools.

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