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No Child Left Behind once again hits LO school

Lake Oswego High School was the only school in the district that failed to make Adequate Yearly Progress this year, according to preliminary data released by the Oregon Department of Education this week.

The 'inadequate' designation is part of the Federal No Child Left Behind Act and is based on a number of criteria including student performance, graduation rates and participation on state tests.

LOHS did not meet the standard for the fourth year in a row, while Lakeridge High School bounced back from an 'inadequate' rating in 2005.

According to letters sent to school board members, LOHS did not meet AYP standards in 'English/Language Arts participation' for students with disabilities due to a mistake in testing data.

Korach said LOHS fell short at that level because state data showed two students marked as 'non-participants' in testing, while only one student did not participate due to parent request. Korach plans to submit the missing completed test results to ODE.

'Once the date has been corrected, LOHS should meet AYP in all areas measured,' the letter stated.

They are hopeful that ODE will clear up the problem before the final results are released in November. If so, it will mark the first time the district has achieved adequacy for all of its schools.

For more on this story, see the August 3 edition of the Review.