Schools making progress, but not AYP

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 at 5:15 am

Pine City Schools did not make Annual Yearly Progress proficiency for the 2008-2009 school year.  The School Board discussed the results at Monday’s board meeting.

The Elementary School and Area Learning Center did meet the proficiency requirements, but the High School did not  in math, special education in math and reading sub group and in the free and reduced priced lunch math.

Superintendent Darwin Bostic says the school did make progress, but now must find new ways to make the grade.  He said, “We will be working hard to find the resources to get this done.”  He said that he thinks the standards in Minnesota are higher than other states across the country, citing some of the highest ACT and SAT scores in America.

The entire district did pass AYP status in attendance.  They came in with a grade with almost 92-percent, which is 12 points higher than the target grade.

Bostic said the school will notify parents of the schools status and develop and implement a school improvement plan in the fall.

The schools are required to have every student meet the proficiency standard by 2014 as part of No Child Left Behind.

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