Data released Tuesday shows that the number of Kentucky schools which reached federal No Child Left Behind goals is down.
The data shows 70.9 percent of schools met federal targets in
the 2007-2008 school year. That's down from the 78.7 schools that
met goals the previous year.
That report released by the Kentucky Department of Education also says Fayette County High Schools aren't making the grade.
Parents say that's "shocking".
While the Education Department says students across the board are doing better in reading and math, not a single one of the five high schools in Fayette County met the Adequate Yearly Progress targets. That's the ultimate measuring stick when it comes to No Child Left Behind.
Erica Beatty, the mother of an incoming freshman at Brian Station High, can't believe those results. "It's shocking that none of the schools met the requirements", says Beatty.
But despite her shock, Beatty says she's not worrying about her daughter's ability to get a quality education. "I can't speak for everybody. But I know what my expectations are for my daughter...hit the books". She says if she does her part as an involved parent that stresses the importance of learning--the school's individual score won't matter.
You can find No Child Left Behind test results for every Kentucky school right here on our webchannel: wkyt.com