The Department of Public Instruction has identified 89 schools and two districts that are in need of improvement.
All of them missed adequate yearly progress targets for the second year in a row, which are set under the federal No Child Left Behind law. DPI spokesman Patrick Gasper says the reports are based on testing that was done this past November statewide.
Gasper says ending up on the list does not mean kids are getting a poor education. In fact, 93-percent of schools and 99-percent of districts in the state are performing well above warning levels. Gasper says the report is intended to help schools identify areas that need improvement, such as reading and math scores.
The two districts identified in the report are in Milwaukee and Beloit. Gasper says legislation signed this year granting new authority to the state Superintendent to get involved in the process will be used to address problem areas.
Overall, 145 schools and four districts ended up on the list for failing to meet progress targets for at least one year.