20 Aug 2011

More schools file national standards targets

2:05 pm on 20 August 2011

The Ministry of Education says 59 schools that failed to set targets using the national standards have now fallen into line with the controversial policy.

More than 400 schools have omitted the standards from their charter documents but the ministry has been asking them to rethink their position.

It says 87 have resubmitted the documents and 59 of those it has analysed now include national standards targets.

The ministry says not all of those schools were protesting against the standards and there are other reasons why they might have omitted targets.

A group of about 350 schools opposed to the standards, the Boards Taking Action Coalition, says it is confident its members will not give in.