State report: Normandy district still declining

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Newly released state data shows the struggling Normandy school district in St. Louis County saw its academic performance drop to the lowest in the state during a tumultuous school year that saw hundreds of its students transfer.

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released the performance report Friday. The report uses test scores and other data to evaluate districts, with the results used to help make accreditation decisions.

Normandy earned 7.1 percent of the points possible, a drop of 3.9 percentage points from last year. The unaccredited Riverview Gardens district received a score of 45.4 percent, a 16.8 percentage point increase from last year’s score.

Under the system, districts must earn 50 percent of overall points or face the risk of becoming unaccredited if they aren’t already.

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