The major goal of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 is for all public school children to perform at grade level in reading and mathematics by the end of the 2013-14 school year. NCLB’s accountability requirements are designed to tell whether schools, districts, and states are on track to meet that goal.
All public schools, in North Carolina and throughout the country, must measure and report Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as outlined in NCLB. AYP measures the yearly progress of different groups of students at the school, district, and state levels against a yearly target in reading and mathematics. There are both proficiency and participation targets. Proficiency target goals are set increasingly higher in three-year increments until 2013-14. Target goals increase in 2007-08, 2010-11 and finally in 2013-14 when 100 percent proficiency is expected.
Participation and proficiency in reading and mathematics end-of-grade assessments for grades 3-8 determine if elementary and middle schools make AYP. Proficiency and participation in Algebra I and a combination of the English I end-of-course assessments and the Grade 10 Writing Assessments determine AYP in mathematics and reading/language arts at the high school level. Alternate assessments are used for a small percentage of students.
For more information on AYP, please visit http://www.ncpublicschools.org/nclb/abcayp/overview/ayp.
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