- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- Man killed by vehicle had been charged with domestic assault (11/30/16)
- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)5
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)3
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)33
- Men who pulled father, son from burning car near Naylor honored by highway patrol (12/1/16)
- Cape woman hopes son's death in Chattanooga will lead to better policing (11/30/16)11
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
Mo. approved for alternative schools scoring
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- More Missouri schools could appear to be doing better under federal standards because of a change in the way the state judges its performance goals.
At issue is the percentage of schools considered to be making adequate yearly progress toward student achievement goals under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education says it has received federal approval to use an alternative scoring method that tracks the progress of individual students -- not just broad categories of students.
If students score below Missouri's proficiency standards but are showing a certain amount of improvement, they can still be considered on track toward proficiency under the federal law.
That law requires all children to be proficient in reading and math by 2014.