Adequate Yearly Progress
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.
GILLETTE, Wyo. — The U.S. Department of Education has granted an extension on Wyoming's request for a waiver from federal education standards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HELENA — The Montana Office of Public Instruction has released the annual adequate yearly progress report required under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
CASPER, Wyo. — When lawmakers wrote a statewide accountability system into state statute this year, few probably knew exactly what they were getting into.
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.
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.
Adequate Yearly Progress Summary for Billings School District 2 for the 2010/2011 school year.
Many Billings schools missed meeting their reading and math proficiency requirements this year under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
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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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.
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.
Poor, disabled and ethnic students are falling behind their more-affluent counterparts at some Billings schools.