The results of the first school testing by the federal No Child Left Behind standards have been released to the public.
Only 319 of Alabama's 1361 schools met all their goals as required by the federal law.
But state schools Superintendent Joe Morton said yesterday that number is a bit deceiving because another 630 schools met all academic standards but missed at least one of the other components.
Those components are -- having at least 95 percent of students take standardized tests; having a 95 percent daily attendance rate; and having a projected dropout rate of no more than ten percent.
The one-thousand-plus schools that didn't meet all their goals will have one year to correct the problems or begin a series of penalties -- ranging all the way from allowing students to transfer to a higher-performing school to completing a total restructuring of the school.
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