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KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) - New numbers from the state show the unaccredited St. Louis school district improving again academically. That puts the district in position to regain partial accreditation as early as next year if the gains continue.
Missouri's two other unaccredited districts - Kansas City and Riverview Gardens - made some gains but not enough to put them on track for an accreditation change.
The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released its Annual Performance Reports on Tuesday. The reports evaluate areas such as test scores, graduation rates and attendance. The results are used to help make accreditation decisions.
This is the second year that St. Louis Public Schools have met enough performance standards to be considered for provisional accreditation. But the state wants them to do it for a third year.