Ratings show most Wyoming schools are making the grade

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — School performance ratings released by the Wyoming Department of Education show most Wyoming schools are meeting or exceeding expectations.

State schools Superintendent Jillian Balow says across all grades and indicators, more schools are meeting expectations and fewer schools are not meeting expectations although fewer high schools are exceeding expectations.

Balow tells KGAB-AM (http://bit.ly/2vvE4oV ) that while it's difficult to pinpoint the reason for the upward trend, she'd like to think that the work at the state education agency to support schools has contributed.

Under Wyoming education reform law, schools serving grades 3-8 are rated on achievement, growth and equity indicators. Indicators for high schools also include graduation rates, 9th grade credits earned and Hathaway Scholarship eligibility.

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