Adequate Yearly Progress
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measures the progress of all public schools, and school districts toward enabling all students to meet the state’s academic achievement standards. Not making AYP does not mean that a school is failing. It means that the school has not met a certain standard for at least one group of students.
AYP measurements target the performance and participation of various subgroups based on race or ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, and English proficiency. The goal of NCLB is to have 100% of students proficient by 2013-2014.
NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT (NCLB) OF 2001 requires that a Title One School that fails to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for two consecutive years will be identified as being in “School Improvement”. As part of this Federal law, school districts must have a Choice Plan in place for students attending schools that are in “School Improvement.”
If the school fails to make AYP for four consecutive years, the district must implement certain corrective actions to improve the school, such as replacing certain staff or fully implementing a new curriculum.
If a school fails to make AYP for five consecutive years, it will be identified for restructuring. It would have to develop a plan and make the necessary arrangements to implement significant alternative governance action. During this entitle time of getting the school help, school choice and supplemental services may be offered. For more information regarding Marion County’s Public School Choice Plan, Identification of Schools – AYP, and Public School Choice Options, please visit the following website: http://www.fldoe.org/NCLB.