Regardless of school poverty level, principals of schools that made AYP
spent more time on administrative tasks, curriculum- and teaching-related tasks, and parent interactions than principals of schools that did not make AYP
While I professionally support the need for schools to pay attention to all subgroups, I think the focus of AYP
should have been on growth and not an end mark that was mathematically improbable to meet (100 percent).
Drawing from empirically based and theoretical literature in the field, this review examines AYP
and the accountability provisions found in Title One of the NCLB legislation.
Although students with disabilities at Churchill, North Eugene and Sheldon again did not meet the required percentages (60 percent in English/language arts and 59 percent in math) in their subgroup, the students showed enough improvement over the previous school year to give their respective schools an overall passing AYP
grade under the act's policy.
Although almost all of the 174 BIE schools have officially adopted BIE's definition of AYP
--the definition of AYP
of the state where the school is located--BIE had not yet completed memoranda of understanding (MOU) to delineate BIE and state responsibilities concerning BIE schools' access to the states' assessment systems for 12 of the 23 states with BIE schools.
To make AYP
, most states expect schools to make only a small amount of improvement from one year to the next or meet very low graduation rate goals.
Local report cards, prepared every year by school districts receiving Title I funds, include information on how students overall performed on state tests and thereby if schools achieved AYP
Every year, there are 29 measures that determine whether or not a school has made AYP
However, the school can only count a percentage of these scores toward their AYP
The authors use the method developed by Oaxaca (1973) to decompose the differences in average student test scores for those students in AYP
schools versus non-AYP
schools and determine the amount attributable to influences beyond a school's direct control.
If a school does not make AYP
for two consecutive years, parents are given the choice of another school and, after five failing years the school is to be restructured.
We showed improvement everywhere, but not enough to meet AYP
for those two groups,'' said Superintendent Jim Gibson.