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Published May 18, 2013, 01:19 PM

Most ND school districts fail to meet standards

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials say nearly three-quarters of the state's public school districts failed to meet annual federal education standards.

By: Associated Press, Associated Press

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials say nearly three-quarters of the state's public school districts failed to meet annual federal education standards.

The Annual Yearly Progress report shows that 126 of the 177 districts either failed to meet the goals for math or reading, did not have enough participation in testing, or showed substandard graduation rates.

Of the state's 456 schools, 267 failed to meet standards that are part of the No Child Left Behind Act.

Fargo schools superintendent Jeff Schatz says all schools and school districts will likely fail to meet progress reports next year because the proficiency requirements are increasing.

Schatz tells The Forum newspaper (http://bit.ly/10bvkNI) that the law needs to be changed.

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