Improvement harder for better schools
| Sep 28, 2010
By 2014, under federal law, all children are supposed to be proficient in math and English. Schools are measured each year to determine the progress of all students. Schools are required to meet certain growth requirements each year, but the closer a school is to 100%, the harder it is to meet these requirements.
This year’s Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) results indicate that under half of area schools met the “adequate yearly progress” standard set by the federal No Child Left Behind law. Some school officials say these statistics are unfair and that standards are unrealistic. To read the full article, visit this website.