75 percent of Alabama school achieve all goals

Montgomery, AL – - Accountability reports released by the
Alabama Department of Education show that more than 75 percent of
Alabama public schools have improved enough to achieve the goal set
by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
The accountability reports were released Monday during a meeting
of the Alabama Board of Education.
The report showed that of Alabama's 1,375 public schools, 1,033
met 100 percent of goals. The goals include students showing
academic improvement and showing up for classes. The attendance
goal for Alabama schools was adjusted from 95 percent to 90 percent
because of an outbreak of the swine flu.
The report shows Alabama's graduation rate for the class of 2009
was 87 percent. That's below the state's goal of 90 percent.
School systems in Montgomery, Elmore and Autauga counties did not meet federal standards for the 2009-2010 academic year.