Adequate Yearly Progress
What is Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)?
Under No Child Left Behind, the measure for school and district achievement is reffered to as Adequate Yearly Progrss or AYP. This is the minimum level of academic improvement schools and districts are expected to meet. Achievement is tracked for the school as a whole, as well as each of the following subgroups within a school:
- Native American/Pacific Islander
- Economically Disadvantaged (Free or Reduced-Price Lunch)
- Limited English Proficient
- Students with Disabilities
For a school to make AYP, each subgroup and the school overall must make AYP in both reading and math. In addition, the school must test at least 95% of the students in each subgroup. Elementary and Middle school measures also look at attendance; High schools are evaluated on graduation rates. All of these factors together determine if a school makes AYP.
If even one subgroupd does not meet one of these goals, then the whole school does not make AYP.
For more information on Adequate Yearly Progress, access the Web at http://abcs.ncpublicschools.org/abcs/index.jsp?pYear=2010-2011
- Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP): The Basics
- Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP): A Detailed Look
- Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP): Questions Parents Often Ask
Notification of "Highly Qualified": Teacher Status
Outlines NCLB notification requirements for parents of children in Title I schools regarding their right to request and receive essential information about the professional and educational background of their child's teacher(s) and instructional paraprofessional(s) and regarding notification to parents when their child is taught for four or more weeks by a teacher who is not "Highly Qualified." Two parent sample letters and request and response forms meet the requirements of both provisions. Posted April 2004.