WPR News
9:39 am
Tue August 24, 2004

State Finishes Assessment of Schools

Lararmie, Wy – 29 schools in Wyoming did not meet standards set by the federal No Child Left Behind law this year. That means they will be classified as high priority and will get extra attention.
Public Affairs Director for the Department of Education, Deb Hinckley, says they don't want any school to achieve below standards. But she says there is good news because 92 percent of schools in the state did meet the standards, which compares favorably with other states.
The Department of Education determines which schools meet standards based on the results of a statewide assessment test. Students in grades four, eight and eleven took the exam.