Alabama
3:00 pm
Thu August 12, 2004

Schools Get Their Report Cards

Montgomery, AL – A little more than 23 percent of Alabama's schools have met all their goals as required by the No Child Left Behind act. The first school testing results were released Thursday. But State schools Superintendent Joe Morton says Alabama's results are a bit deceiving. He says hundreds of schools met the academic standards but missed at least one of the other requirements. Those include having a 95 percent daily attendance rate and having a projected dropout rate of no more than ten percent. The schools that didn't meet all their goals will have one year to correct the problems or face penalties.