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Twenty-Two Percent Of Idaho Schools Fail Standardized Testing

More than 20-percent of Idaho schools are failing to meet minimum improvement standards according to results released today by the Department of Education.

The federal program is called Adequate Yearly Progress. The program gauges whether schools are meeting a set of improvement goals in standardized reading and math tests.

Twenty-two percent of the 630 schools in the program did not meet the standard.

Of the 138 schools that missed the mark, 86 failed for a second year in a row. That means those schools will have to make alternative choices available to parents. They'll also have 90 days to come up with a two-year plan to get back on track.

If schools or school districts don't get themselves back on track, they could be taken over in six years by a new organization, such as a local university.

— Associated Press


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