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Published May 28, 2010, 07:25 PM

Number of ND Schools Not Making AYP Rises

122 of 338 schools did not meet the standards of No Child Left Behind for 2009-10 school year.

The number of North Dakota schools failing to make adequate yearly progress under the federal No Child Left Behind law increased during the school year that just ended.

The state Department of Public Instruction says 122 of 338 schools, or 27 percent, did not make adequate progress during the 2009-10 year. The previous year 25 percent failed to make the grade.

State officials have attributed the rise to a stiffening of standards required under federal law, which aims to have all students proficient in reading and math assessments by 2014.

Grand Forks is one of the district that did not make adequate yearly progress according to the guidelines set out by No Child Left behind.

While overall test scores in math and reading were above the goals set for the district, the performance of subgroups like economically disadvantaged students were not.

Neither of the high schools in Grand Forks met AYP and only one of the middle school's did.that was Schroeder. All but three of the elementary schools did meet the standards in math and reading.

In Devils Lake, the high school and middle school did NOT meet their goals, but all the elementary schools did.

If you'd like to see the report for your school district, you can follow a link to the state education department website from going to our website.wdazcom.