Montana education officials say about three-quarters of Montana's schools are meeting the federal education requirements for yearly progress.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau says Montana students and teachers have been working very hard to improve test scores in reading, math and science and believes that work shows.

Juneau says she believes that Montana students continue to outperform others in the nation.

The annual progress report showed that 609 of Montana's 821 public schools currently meet the requirements of the federal law.

The 2001 No Child Left Behind act that requires the tests.
Associated Press