Laramie, Wy –
This year 74 schools in Wyoming failed to meet targets for student achievement. That's the most since the federal No Child Left Behind Act went into effect and the state has been required to test students. What it means is that some students in either grade four, eight or 11 at these schools did NOT score well enough on the Wyoming assessment test. Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, Annette Bohling says the high number of schools was expected because this year was the first time they raised the bar for schools.
Last year 29 schools failed to meet the targets for student achievement. Bohling says ten schools failed to meet these targets for consecutive years. They will get special attention from the Department of Education to try and improve.