Within the next few weeks the state board of education will reveal which Michigan schools need to shape up to comply with the federal government's No Child Left Behind program, which aims at making every school proficient in reading and math by the year 2014.
Representatives from the Michigan Department of Education say somewhere between 300 and 500 schools statewide are not making adequate progress on their MEAP scores.
They say schools must achieve at least 41 percent proficiency in reading, a similar level in math, or show significant improvements in test scores from previous years. Schools that continuously fail to improve will get technical assistance from the Department of Education or face school restructuring or closure.
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