Follow-up finds more schools meet criteria.Byline: The Register-Guard
More Oregon schools met the expectations of the federal No Child Left Behind Act The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-110), commonly known as NCLB (IPA: /ˈnɪkəlbiː/), is a United States federal law that was passed in the House of Representatives on May 23, 2001 than it initially appeared last August, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. follow-up data made public today by the state Department of Education.
Under federal guidelines that calculate school performance differently than the state's own report card, 344 of the state's 1,191 schools failed to meet targets in one or more of an array of categories, including test scores in reading and math and test participation among students from each major racial and ethnic group, economically disadvantaged students, students with disabilities and "limited English proficient" students.
The net total is down by 27 from a previous report, although 66 schools in all - including Eugene's Spencer Butte Spencer Butte is a prominent landmark in Lane County, Oregon, United States, south of Eugene. The peak has an elevation of 2055 feet (626 m). Spencer Butte is accessible from Spencer Butte Park and has several hiking trails to the summit. Middle School and nearly all of the schools in the Creswell, Siuslaw and McKenzie districts - corrected data or successfully challenged designations that at first indicated they had not made "adequate yearly progress Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, is a measurement defined by the United States federal No Child Left Behind Act that allows the U.S. Department of Education to determine how every public school and school district in the country is performing academically. ," or AYP AYP Adequate Yearly Progress (National Assessment of Educational Progress)
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On the flip side Flip side
In the context of general equities, opposite side to a proposition or position (buy, if sell is the proposition and vice versa). , 21 schools that initially appeared to pass muster to pass through a muster or inspection without censure.
See also: Muster actually missed targets and fell into the "not met" category under No Child Left Behind. Another 56 schools' ratings were pending in the initial report; of those, about 70 percent met targets.
School districts have been frustrated by inaccuracies in the preliminary report, whose release is usually played more prominently in the media than the final report. But officials with the Department of Education say the law requires public release of the ratings a month before school starts, giving vacationing district officials little time to verify the complex and copious data they must submit to the state.
"I think we're getting better, but the amount of data and reports that we have to give the state, it's a lot of data points and there are a lot of places where there can be errors," Siuslaw Superintendent Gerald Hamilton Gerald Hamilton (c. 1888-1970) was a memoirist, critic and internationalist. Born in Shanghai in the 1880s, but educated at England's Rugby School, he counted amongst his friends such notables as Winston Churchill, Aleister Crowley, Tallulah Bankhead and Christopher Isherwood, who said. "That's the real unfortunate thing with this AYP is they put it out - the preliminary - and then they ask you to go back and clean it up."
Hamilton said he did his best to explain the ratings to district staff, parents and the local media, and that he heard few if any concerns about why three of four schools supposedly fell short of federal standards.
Last year, the first year in which the new standards were applied nationwide, 329 of Oregon's 1,216 schools missed the mark. (The number of schools in Oregon dwindled by 25 this year, mainly because of budget-driven consolidations and closures.) In terms of the percentage of schools meeting the federal standard, Oregon fared slightly worse, with 71 percent making AYP compared to 73 percent last year.
While educators voice wholehearted whole·heart·ed
Marked by unconditional commitment, unstinting devotion, or unreserved enthusiasm: wholehearted approval.
whole support for the No Child Left Behind goals of closing achievement gaps that separate groups of students, many have been critical of the law's all-or-nothing approach to rating schools and what they see as a lack of sufficient funding to make it work. Many also dislike the escalating consequences imposed on schools that repeatedly miss the mark. Only schools receiving Title I money, earmarked for disadvantaged students, face those consequences.
- Anne Williams
These schools either had not been rated or had been rated wrong on the preliminary list of which schools made "adequate yearly progress," or AYP, under the federal No Child Left Behind Act:
Yujin Gakuen Elementary School: Met
Kennedy Middle School Kennedy Middle School can mean at least two things:
Spencer Butte Middle School: Met
Churchill Alternative School: Not met
North Eugene Alternative High School: Not met
Opportunity Center: Not met
Creslane Elementary School: Met
Creswell Middle School: Met
Creswell High: Met
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Rhododendron Primary School: Met
Siuslaw High School: Met
McKenzie Elementary School: Met
McKenzie High: Met
Mohawk Junior/Senior High School: Met
Triangle Lake School: Met
Elkton Elementary: Met
North Douglas High: Met