Many Utah Schools Don't Meet State, National Requirements

Many Utah Schools Don't Meet State, National Requirements

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(KSL News) Utah schools are getting a bad report from the state and on a national level.

At least 101 Utah schools are not measuring up to the state's academic yardstick.

The State Office of Education's U-PASS report cards show about 15 percent of elementary and middle schools fell below end-of-year-test requirements. However, 24 schools got perfect marks.

And on national Adequate Yearly Progress reports, 27 percent of Utah schools were left behind in the No Child Left Behind program. That's up about 10 percent from last year.

The No Child Left Behind Act requires all students to be proficient in reading and math regardless of race, income or disability, by 2014. Each year a higher percentage of students are expected to perform at grade level.

If any one group of students fails to meet its goals, the entire school is classified as failing.

Education leaders blame the rise on higher testing benchmarks this year. For a more detailed summary of how your school fared, follow the link on this page.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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