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Many NHCo. Schools Not Meeting New Standards

By Bob Workmon & Michelle Bliss

07-21-11 – Only 12 out of 41 New Hanover County schools met Adequate Yearly Progress standards set by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. WHQR's Bob Workmon reports that school officials released last year's AYP results yesterday.

Superintendant Tim Markley says that the tests may not accurately reflect student improvement since North Carolina has raised AYP requirements.

New expectations require 71.6% of students in grades 3-8 to be proficient in reading and 88.6% to be proficient in math. Across the state, 80-95% of schools did not meet the new benchmarks.

See a full list of AYP results for New Hanover County Schools.

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