Alaska's schools gaining on No Child Left Behind performance goals

Alaska’s schools this year have shown continued improvements in their Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) scores. Primarily the results of annual language and math tests given to most students between grades 3 and 12, the ratings are the targets established by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The state Department of Education released school-by-school results today. Education Commissioner Roger Sampson says he has reservations about the testing and scoring system — particularly in schools with small student populations. But despite those differences, he says Alaska’s schools did well. Complete reports, from the Department of Education, are linked below:

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau