Minn. to announce lagging schoolsby Jessica Mador, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Education is preparing to name schools that are failing to keep up with the federal No Child Left Behind law.
The list of underachieving schools will be published tomorrow.
The No Child Left Behind law requires schools to meet certain benchmarks. Schools that fail to meet those are considered to be not making "adequate yearly progress."
The determination is based on student standardized test scores. The list also takes school attendance and graduation rates into account.
Last year, 729 Minnesota schools failed to make adequate yearly progress.
If schools that have been on the list before fall short this time, they'll be subject to sanctions and could be forced to pay for private tutoring.