Eight schools in the Kodiak Island
Borough School District made adequate yearly progress for the 2007-2008 school
year under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. That’s according to results
released today (Friday) by the State Department of Education and Early
Development. KMXT’s Casey Kelly has more.
schools meeting A-Y-P were the Akhiok, Chiniak, Danger Bay, Karluk, Ouzinkie
and Port Lions village schools. North Star and Main Elementary were the only
town schools to make the list.
and Peterson Elementary schools and the Old Harbor and Larsen Bay village
schools, as well as Kodiak High School and Kodiak Middle School did not meet
A-Y-P last school year, after making the list for the previous year. Kodiak
Island Correspondence School is in its second year of not making A-Y-P.
for not meeting A-Y-P include developing and implementing a school improvement
plan. If a school misses the list too many years in a row it could also have to
replace staff, develop new curriculum, hire an outside expert to evaluate
school needs, even rearrange the school calendar or undergo a total
restructuring plan. No Kodiak schools face consequences that severe this year.
followed the statewide trend, where 58.7 percent of schools made A-Y-P for
2007-2008, a drop from 62 percent in 2006-2007.
In press release,
state Education Commissioner Larry LeDoux, who was superintendent of Kodiak
schools last year, says the results should be viewed in light of higher
standards for student achievement.
progress is the cornerstone of the No Child Left Behind Act. It’s calculated
based on standardized tests for language arts and math, as well as
participation and graduation rates. The standards are supposed to go up every
few years until the 2013-2014 school year, when all students, nationwide, are
supposed to be 100 percent proficient.
I’m Casey Kelly.