1. What is AYP?
AYP stands for adequate yearly progress.
2. Who has to make AYP?
- The State, Districts, and Schools must make AYP. All students and subgroups of 45 or more students are calculated for AYP.
The subgroups required by NCLB are:
Racial/Ethnic: Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, Native American, Asian/Pacific Islander, and multi_ethnic; Economically Disadvantaged: Students on free or reduced lunch; Students with Disabilities: Students with IEPs; and Limited English Proficient students.
3. Why does AYP exist?
- As required by the Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Sec. 1111 (b)(F), each state shall establish a timeline for adequate yearly progress. The timeline shall ensure that not later than 12 years after the 2001-2002 school year, all students in each group described in subparagraph (C)(v) will meet or exceed the State's standards.
4. Are Title I and the No Child Left Behind act the same?
No, although there is considerable overlap between the two.
5. What happens if a Title I school or a school district doesn’t make AYP?
Nothing after one year.
- Nothing after one year. However, LEAs must place Title I schools that fail to make AYP for two consecutive years on School Improvement. In year one of School Improvement, the school must develop an improvement plan and offer school choice. In year two, the school must offer supplemental services in addition to school choice. In year three, the school district must implement one or more of a list of corrective actions.