05/20/2013 10:45 am ET

Most North Dakota Public School Districts Fail To Reach Annual Federal Education Standards


More than two-thirds of North Dakota's public school districts failed to meet annual federal education standards, and one superintendent says it's bound to get worse.

The Annual Yearly Progress report released Friday shows that 126 of the 177 districts in the state either failed to meet the goals for math or reading, did not have enough participation in testing or showed substandard graduation rates. That's up from 111 of 178 last year.

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

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