More than 200 school districts are appealing their designation as “failing” under the No Child Left Behind law. In Republic, the district says one student out of 19 in a special education program in one school did not finish one part of the state assessment test and that meant his subgroup failed to meet the completion standard for that part of the assessment test and that led to the designation of “failing” for the whole district. The school superintendent says the No Child Left Behind Act has unreasonable proficiency standards.