Local & Regional
Fri August 27, 2010
School Improvement List Released
By Associated Press
Oklahoma City, OK – 90 Oklahoma schools on school improvement list
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Ninety Oklahoma schools are on the state's school improvement list during this school year under standards set by the federal No Child Left Behind law.
The Oklahoma State Department of Education released the list Thursday during a meeting of the state Board of Education.
Under the law, schools are placed on the list after failing to meet testing benchmarks for all categories of students for two straight years. Those schools face increasingly stiff consequences each year after being on the list for two years.
Of the 90 schools, 62 of them are on the list for the first year.
Eleven schools, all in Oklahoma and Tulsa counties, have been on the list for three years or more. Two Tulsa high schools, Nathan Hale and Will Rogers, are entering their sixth year on the list.