Colorado Schools Inch Toward Improvement

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Dozens of Colorado schools that most needed improvement are making progress, although gains have slowed significantly, the Colorado Department of Education announced Tuesday.

Forty-six percent of schools in Colorado made Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, targets in 2011, down from 62 percent in 2010, a decrease resulting from the significant increase in federal performance expectations for schools and districts in 2011.

Despite the increased expectations, 17 schools that had been identified for Improvement previously made enough progress to come off the Improvement list. In 2010, only five schools made enough progress to be removed from the list.

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