An improving school fails to meet federal targets

04/28/2004 | NYTimes.com

Last year, Lake Alfred (Fla.) Elementary registered gains in six assessment categories, prompting state officials to raise its overall grade from a C to a B and award it a cash bonus. However, the good news was short-lived when weeks later, the school learned had failed to meet NCLB adequate yearly progress standards due to the performance of its 34 special education students.

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