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DCSS expects 15 schools to meet AYP standards

ALBANY, Ga. -- After having 20 schools meet Adequate Yearly Progress after the first round last year, the Dougherty County School System is expecting that 15 will meet the federal standard this year, officials said during a meeting this morning.

The names of Dougherty County public schools that didn't meet AYP were not revealed at the nearly two-hour informational meeting held for media outlets at the school system's Administration Building. Superintendent Joshua Murfree, Testing Coordinator Renee Bridges, Curriculum and Instruction Department Executive Director Dianne Daniels and Public Information Director R.D. Harter were present at the meeting.

The Georgia Department of Education Communications Director Matt Cardoza said that the official first-round results are slated to be released tentatively sometime Monday.

Harter said that the Dougherty County School System is expecting to raise the number of schools meeting AYP an additional four-seven schools when the second-round report is released at the end of September. The second-round will include AYP and Georgia High School Graduation Tests retests, error corrections, appeals and summer graduates.