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Artesia Intermediate School fails test; changes in store

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Daily Press Staff Writer

After several years of failing to meet federal standards, Artesia Intermediate School is going to have to make some changes.

During Monday night’s meeting, school board members discussed the Public Education Department’s requirement to implement “major restructuring” at AIS. The changes come as a result of AIS’s failure to make Adequate Yearly Progress, the gauge by which schools are held accountable for student performance under Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, for the past five years in a row.

“The way AYP is structured makes it very difficult for secondary schools to pass,” Superintendant Mike Phipps said. “There are 37 indicators (that a school has to meet) or it doesn’t make it.”

There are three options for a school that fails to make AYP for five years: they may reopen as a public charter, replace all or most of the staff or “implement other major restructuring of the school’s governance.” … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

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