The Scranton School District has failed to meet a key measure of performance on state exams.
Based on scores from Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests taken this spring, the district is now in "School Improvement I" status, Superintendent William King said at a school board education committee meeting Tuesday night.
Specific details on scores were not available from the district after the meeting, and the scores have not yet been officially released by the state. Because the targets for the number of students scoring at proficient and advanced levels increased significantly for this year, fewer districts are expected to make Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP.
Targets increased from 67 percent to 78 percent in math and from 72 percent to 81 percent in reading.