Aug 30,2007 00:00
AYP is a key provision of NCLB Act signed into law by President George Bush in January 2002. It is an annual determination of whether schools, districts and states have made progress toward the goal of having all students meets rigorous academic standards by 2014.
As with other districts in
Schools that receive Title I funding, such as Lynch Elementary, face sanctions if they do not meet AYP in the same content area for two or more years. As this is the second year Lynch did not meet the requirements, they are obligated to notify parents and offer students the option of attending a public school in the district that is making AYP.
In order to meet AYP under
The larger and more diverse a school is, the more challenging it is to make AYP. The challenges arise because students must be identified and have their progress measured and reported by specific populations: race and ethnicity, economically disadvantaged, students with disabilities and Limited English Proficiency. As AYP achievement standards are increased by 10% every two years between now and 2014, all districts will be confronted with the challenge of getting all students to required levels of proficiency.
“We welcome this information and plan on taking a disciplined systemic approach this year to improve student achievement,” states Superintendent Vickie Fleming. “We will be aligning our curriculum to state standards, assessing student progress on a regular basis in the classroom, supporting improved instructional strategies with teachers, and using data to drive all of our decisions on student progress, school improvement and resource allocation.”