Some Clark County Students Left Behind

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Education officials say the Clark County School District fell short of No Child Left Behind goals for the recent school year.

The district's board members announced Thursday that the district did not meet "adequate yearly progress" under the federal law in 2008-09. The district, the nation's fifth-largest, did make AYP in 2007 and 2008.

While the district's test scores were high enough overall to satisfy the state's benchmarks, the district and individual schools must also meet standards for subgroups of students broken down by ethnicity, special education status, limited English proficiency and free- or reduced-price meal eligibility.

The district missed the mark in a number of those areas across all grade levels.

Of the district's 361 schools, 171 didn't make adequate progress.
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