WPR News
5:49 pm
Mon June 29, 2009

Schools with low test scores change approaches

Laramie, WY – Two schools in Wyoming with low test scores are changing how they do things. New techniques include Saturday school, smaller class sizes and more teacher training.
The schools' reforms have been approved by the Wyoming State
Board of Education after they were required under federal law to submit restructuring plans.
Cooperative High School in Carbon County and Johnson Junior High School in Cheyenne failed for five years to meet federal No Child Left Behind standards for improvement in test scores.
The approved changes include Saturday morning and Wednesday evening classes at Cooperative. Johnson's plans include reducing class sizes and giving teachers more training.