(Dothan, AL)— The annual yearly progress results will be released for 1,383 schools in Alabama on Thursday.
Schools across Alabama will soon find out how they did in meeting the federal No Child Left Behind Act. While The Alabama Department of Education won’t publicly release the figures until Thursday, Dothan City Schools have already released their annual yearly progress results.
“Girard and Honey Suckle Middle School had two schools that didn’t make the cut,” Superintendent Tim Wilder said. “However, we did look into the final scores and found that those schools did show improvement,” He said.
The number of Dothan City Schools missing AYP has dropped over the past few years. Alabama has placed a freeze on AYP standards for the next two years. According to State Education Officials, the program may be replaced with a different plan over the next few years.
“I think it’s a good thing that Alabama is realizing that there has to be a better solution for our schools down the road,” Wilder said. “They’re going to be making a lot of changes and I commend them for it,” he said.
The federal No Child Left Behind Act requires that all students perform at their grade level by 2014. In Alabama, AYP is based upon student demographics, schools are assigned a certain number of goals to reach. If one goal is not met, the whole school to fail.