No Child Left Behind Scores


State figures show only about two-thirds of Kentucky Public schools met federal testing goals for the 2005-2006 school year.

The numbers released by the Kentucky Department of Education show that nearly 400 schools failed to achieve the standards set by the Federal No Child Left Behind Act.

The rest made what the law calls adequate yearly progress.

The state measured more than 11 hundred schools in Kentucky and 766 met the goals.

The results show a dip from last year when about 800 schools met the goals.

The Bowling Green City School district had a hefty 21 goals to meet under No Child Left Behind.

"We're one of only seven school districts in the state that had 20 or more goals to meet", said Jennifer Davis, the District Assessment Coordinator for Bowling Green City Schools.

The district reports that it is the only district with more than 20 goals to meet 100 percent of them.

Each school district in the state has a certain number of goals it's supposed to meet.

Those goals are determined by the federal government.

"That can vary depending on the diversity that you have with-in your district", said Davis.

The district says no individual school had more goals to meet than Bowling Green Junior High.

"Bowling Green Junior High had 22 goals, which is more than any other individual school in the state and they met all 22 of their goals", said Davis.

While Bowling Green High also missed two of its goals all of the elementary schools met theirs, except for one Parker Bennett Curry, which missed two out of 15.

"They barely, barely missed it. It was very close, it was less than one point I believe", said Davis.

Under federal law, schools that fail to meet goals for two or more years in a row and are funded by money from the federal title one program are subject to consequences.

For more information on how your child's school did, you can log onto http://apps.kde.state.ky.us/secure_cats_reports_06/.

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