Goshen County fails to meet federal school progress standards
The Goshen County School District is among six school districts in Wyoming that failed to meet federal education goals last year.
The federal No Child Left Behind Act sets so-called adequate yearly progress benchmarks for schools to meet in order for all students to be proficient in language and math by 2014.
It was Goshen County's first year of failing to meet the federal standards. The Niobrara County school district in Lusk has failed back to back years, and received a warning about possible loss of federal funds if they fail again next year.
The Wyoming Department of Education had released preliminary results in September. But those results hadn't accounted for one provision, and the agency had to review the results and issue a new report.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the new report was issued last week.
Of the 139 Wyoming schools that missed their goals, 80 missed the target for the first year and 59 have missed in consecutive years.
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