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Monday, July 19, 2010 - 11:57am

Fewer Schools Meet Federal Standards

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

Contributors: 
Rickey Bevington