Student achievement improves in Delaware schools

September 2, 2012 8:06:37 AM PDT
The Delaware Department of Education has released a list of schools that have met student achievement goals under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

The News Journal reports 181 schools met the law's requirements for "adequate yearly progress." There were 32 schools in Delaware that did not reach the targets. The statewide data was released Friday.

The state's schools are measured on test scores, attendance, test preparation and graduation rates.

Goals for state schools have changed after Delaware was one of 33 states and the District of Columbia that was granted a waiver from portions of the federal requirements.

Delaware's schools saw an increase in the number of students reaching proficiency in reading and math on state assessments in the 2010-2011 school year.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del.


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