Test-taking percentages can determine "Needs Improvement" label

The recently released "Needs Improvement" list of Title 1 schools in Georgia contained 298 schools that received the label simply because fewer than 95% of their students took the required state tests. If the 95% threshold established by the NCLB law is not met, the automatic label means the school must offer parents the option to transfer their child to a better-performing school.

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