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[3 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 1,517 views]
41 percent of Arkansas schools “achieving”

Less than half of Arkansas’ public schools made “achieving” status on the most recent set of state-issued standardized tests.
According to a press release from the Arkansas Department of Education, 41 percent of the state’s schools made achieving status on the state’s 2009-2010 Adequate Yearly Progress list, which is required by federal law. For schools to be deemed as “achieving,” at least 64 percent of the school’s students had to score “proficient” or “advanced” on last school year’s standardized tests.
Meeting the achieving mark is growing increasingly difficult for schools as federal …