More Local Schools Fail to Meet Goals

As testing standards tighten, more schools across the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area fell short of making Adequate Yearly Progress as measured by the state.

More schools in the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area failed to meet progress goals this year as federal testing standards continued to tighten.

The following schools failed to make progress goals after making them last year:

missed its goals for the second year in a row though the state has not listed the school under "Needs Improvement," a status given to schools that fail to meet progress goals for two or more consecutive years. School that fail to meet progress goals can face punitive and corrective action from the school system or the state.

The following area schools continued to make progress goals:

The only area school that has been listed under "Needs Improvement" status is the International Student Center on North Druid Hills Road.

The local reports seem to mirror statewide results. The number of Georgia schools listed under "Needs Improvement" rose by 24 percent this year, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Adequate Yearly Progress reports–or AYP reports–were released by the state department of education yesterday.

If you want to access your school's report, you can find it here. If your school did not meet AYP, it's important to look at why. Some schools in our community that missed AYP only failed to meet one or two of a larger list of goals. So, while the AYP report ultimately comes down to a very blunt rating, the underlying statistics are typically more useful and revealing and should give you a truer picture of your school's testing performance.

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