Jamestown Public School students met overall required proficiency scores in reading and math, according to results from the North Dakota Assessment students take each year.
The School Board analyzed the test scores at its regular meeting Monday.
The North Dakota Assessment is similar to the Adequate Yearly Progress assessment school districts take every year as part of No Child Left Behind. If schools do not make their AYP proficiency goals, they may not qualify for some federal funding. Jamestown Public Schools met its AYP goals in 2008-2009, but did not meet the goals the year before.
The North Dakota Legislature approved an major education standards bill after some lawmakers shifted their complaints from the cost of the bill to the formula used for splitting up federal stimulus money.
The elementary and secondary education bill calls for more rigorous academic standards and adds counselors. The package spends about $110 million in state money, an amount that was criticized when the bill was first proposed.
By Dave Kolpack, The Associated Press
, May 02, 2009
Standard & Poor’s said Tuesday it has tentatively settled with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to overhaul some of its business practices in the aftermath of the subprime mortgage crisis.
Cuomo has been probing the way that S&P and the two other major ratings agencies, Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service, charge fees to bond issuers for rating their securities.
June 04, 2008
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