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25 More Missouri Schools Meet Federal Standards


Jefferson City, MO – Missouri education officials say a few schools have changed their fate on a list of schools failing to make progress under the federal No Child Left Behind law.

The result is a net difference of 25 more schools that meet the required standards.

Even with the change in Department of Elementary and Secondary Education findings, about half Missouri's public schools last year were found to be failing to make adequate progress on standardized tests in math, reading or both subjects.

Some could face penalties if they don't improve during this school year.

Districts could appeal if they thought there was an error.

After reviewing the appeals, the department said Wednesday 36 schools originally found to be failing actually meet the standards, and eleven schools listed as compliant are now considered failing.