State Education Department releases final "School Improvement" List

Thursday, December 16th 2004, 2:41 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Education officials Thursday released a list of 22 Oklahoma school districts that failed to meet the standards of the 2004 "No Child Left Behind Act."

Districts that did not make adequate progress on certain criteria were added to the list of school sites previously identified as needing improvement.

Oklahoma's final School Improvement list includes 107 elementary and middle schools, 36 junior high and high schools and 22 school districts.

State Superintendent Sandy Garrett says reaching benchmarks in four categories for all students and student subgroups is no simple task. But she says the vast majority of Oklahoma schools are meeting or exceeding the high standards in the "No Child Left Behind Act."