Low-income students lag peers in DeKalb County
Jefferson Elementary School Principal Cristy Meyer is proud of her staff and her students.
But she’s not exactly proud of the data showing significantly fewer low-income students at her school in DeKalb meet state reading standards than their peers. On this spring’s ISAT standardized tests, about 80 percent of Jefferson Elementary students met reading standards; only 62.7 percent of the school’s low-income students did.
“When we get this information and they say we’re in corrective action, it doesn’t reflect how we know we impact our students every day,” Meyer said, referring to the label given schools that have not met the No Child Left Behind law’s adequate yearly progress for at least four consecutive years.
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