St. Louis Schools are Near Accreditation, Supt. Tells State Board

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

St. Louis Schools Superintendent Kelvin Adams showed the Missouri Board of Education data Tuesday indicating the city's school system is just a few students shy of receiving the academic point needed to regain accreditation.

If scores of just 13 students had been different on the reading section of the Missouri Assessment Program, he said, the district would meet the state's requirements to be provisionally accredited. And then it would be up to the Board of Education to determine how long those gains must continue before returning St. Louis Public Schools to a more favorable status.

Five years ago, the Board of Education revoked the district's accreditation due to leadership instability, academic and financial failure.

Adams showed the board Tuesday that improvements have been made in the graduation rate, attendance, district finances and student achievement.

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