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Some Dougherty County schools failed to meet standards

July 11, 2006

Albany-- Fewer Georgia schools met standards set by the No Child Left Behind Law this year. That trend includes Dougherty County Schools.  

Six schools here including all four high schools failed to meet adequate yearly progress standards. That's two more than last year.

To meet AYP, schools must have 95 percent participation in testing and meet certain academic and other standards. School board members are disappointed but say they'll appeal some results to try to reduce the number of schools that didn't meet standards.  

"In Dougherty, the issue was the students with disabilities did not meet the expectations as well as the indicator for graduation so clearly those are things that we have to take a look at and see what we can do to improve that," says DCSS board member Mike Windom.

Windom says the school system needs to expand their outreach to students with individual remediation. 79 percent of Georgia schools made adequate yearly progress compared to 82 percent last year.  

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