Tonight parents from the Creekwood community will meet with school officials about their children's failing test scores. The majority of the students from Creekwood failed their adequate yearly progress reports. Concerned parents want to know why. The AYP is a federal test under No Child Left Behind. It tests children's math skills on a scale of one to four, with four being the best. As a result, the school board is allowing parents to move their children to Holly Tree Elementary. The deadline to sign up is August 17. Rachel Freeman School officials will meet parents at the Creekwood Learning Center to discuss options for improving the scores next year. Concerned parent Veronica Murphy said, "I feel like they should have given us the information before hand not send out letters on Thursday and tell parents you have one week to decide if you want your child to go to a school that has failed. That's no time for a parent to decide." The school board said the test results came out three weeks ago. They sent letters to parents last week within the timeframe that the federal law allows. Parents have two more days to sign their kids up for holly tree. The school board will decide which students will go based on academic need and their parents income.
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