No Child Left Behind
Last spring’s practice run of a new statewide exam has shown that Montana schools are ready to test students online, state K-12 education officials say.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — It may be a while before parents find out how their students did on PAWS, the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming tracks academic progress among its poorest students using a system that, while flawed, is the best method available today, state education officials say.
In July, Montana’s superintendent of public instruction, Denise Juneau, wrote to the federal Office of Elementary and Secondary Education and made a simple request: Let the state replace an old test with a new one that will better measure students’ learning and Montana’s adherence to Adequat…
HELENA – While Montana’s new Common Core standards for public schools are being attacked by some as a nationalized education agenda, driven by the Obama administration, school officials here say Montana adopted the standards on its own terms.
The Wyoming Department of Education has asked its federal counterpart to freeze language arts and math standards established by the No Child Left Behind education law at 2011 levels rather than allow them to increase to 2012 levels for the state.
HELENA — Montana’s top school official said Wednesday that the state won’t ask the Obama administration for new exemptions from the federal No Child Left Behind Act because they’re too expensive and don’t make sense for Montana.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming students score higher than the national average in reading and math but haven't made huge gains in the past decade, according to results from the latest national education assessment released Tuesday.
CASPER, Wyo. -- More input and amendments from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are needed before U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., will sign on to a major overhaul of federal education law.
CASPER, Wyo. -- Wyoming is one of only 11 states that did not submit letters of intent to apply for flexibility in complying with federal education accountability law.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming education officials say they want more information on the option to opt out of parts of the No Child Left Behind law before deciding whether to apply for waivers like other states.
HELENA - State and federal education officials reached a compromise on Montana's No Child Left Behind benchmarks Monday, the deadline for the state to comply or risk losing some of its funding.
HELENA — Three-fourths of Montana’s schools met their progress goals under the federal No Child Left Behind Act this year, the state reported Friday — although Montana has set those goals lower than the federal government wanted.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — Test scores have increased in the past two years, but fewer Wyoming schools and districts are meeting federal education benchmarks.
CASPER, Wyo. — Federal education officials said they don’t advise states on how to use the results of state standardized tests, contrary to claims made Wednesday by the state’s top education official.
HELENA - Federal education officials are warning that Montana must get in line with its No Child Left Behind benchmarks by Aug. 15 or risk losing some of its funding.
CASPER, Wyo. — Overhaul of federal education law will be a bipartisan, bicameral effort, federal lawmakers said Wednesday.
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.