Byron, Lanesboro, Mabel-Canton and Spring Grove continue their best Don Larsen (Mark Buehrle?) impressions on No Child Left Behind's annual benchmarks
Four local school districts remain perfect on No Child Left Behind's adequate yearly progress. Since the measure was established in 2003, Byron, Lanesboro, Mabel-Canton and Spring Grove public school districts have each passed every year.
While No Child Left Behind's benchmark system can be debated, and a person can argue that larger schools are worse off due to student sample sizes (an article today and in the following bog post will examine just that), we should still tip our hats to the districts who have been able to make AYP, especially those who have done so every year.
Here are some other districts who have made it several years, with the years missed in parenthesis:
(Apologies to the youngins who aren't familiar with Don Larsen, or the old-timers who bristle at putting Mark Buehrle in the same sentence.)