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School Performance Data Released

Jefferson County Public Schools officials say they're both pleased and concerned with the latest school performance data released TuesdayThe test results are used to measure schools' progress under the federal No Child Left Behind law.Dr. Robert Rodosky, executive director of Accountabililty, Research and Planning for the school system says while 74 of the district's 132 schools did not make what's called adequate yearly progress under the law, he points out that there's been a change in the criteria used to measure that progress."The goals under No Child Left Behind went up in Kentucky this past year byeight percent in reading and ten percent in math, so the standard for successis a little bit higher," he said.Rodosky says just one missed goal results in a school being labeled as not meetingannual yearly progress, and 92 JCPS schools met 80% or more of their goals.Statewide, 71% of schools met all their achievement goals.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.