Alaska’s local school districts continue to make progress in meeting the federal No Child Left Behind standards. Thirty of the state’s 54 school districts this year showed Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in the most recent round of student testing. Les Morse, Director of Assessment, Accountability and Information Management for the Department of Education says the districts were evaluated on 31 different categories that distinguish ethnicity, family income, student disability and limited English ability. He says a high percentage of students in each category must pass the reading and math examinations and must graduate.
- Local information on the standards can be reached through the Department of Education
Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau