Slightly more schools and school districts
failed this year to show adequate progress in improving students'
scores on math and reading tests.
The state Department of Education says 19 districts and 36
schools with high concentrations of poor students are listed "on
improvement" for 2008-09.
Their status is based on standardized tests in the spring. Last
year, 16 high-poverty districts and 35 schools were on improvement. The Wichita, Haysville, Salina, El Dorado and Garden City districts are among those identified for improvement according to the Kansas State Department of Education.
Area schools identified for improvement include;
Liberal South Middle School
Kepley Middle School
To see the entire state list, click on the link below.
The targets for students' scores continue to increase because of
the federal No Child Left Behind law. All students must be
proficient in reading and math.
And Education Commissioner Alexa Posny noted that even with the
small increase, 94 percent of Kansas schools are still showing