Mon., July 19, 2010 3:57pm (EDT)

Fewer Schools Meet Federal Standards
By Associated Press
Updated: 4 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Seventy-one percent of Georgia schools made adequate yearly progress, or AYP, in the 2009-2010 school year.
Seventy-one percent of Georgia schools made adequate yearly progress, or AYP, in the 2009-2010 school year.
Fewer Georgia schools are meeting federal standards.

71 percent of schools made "adequate yearly progress" this year.

That’s down from 79 percent last year.

The number likely will improve at the end of the summer once students retake state tests.

Performance slipped at all levels, but it was a particularly bad year for high schools, where just 33 percent met goals.

Title I schools - the poorest in the state - also saw a drop from 78 percent to 67 percent.


Contributors: Rickey Bevington