AYP Results: Three Hoover City schools fail AYP | Schools
The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) has released the Adequate Yearly Progress status report for the 2011-2012 school year. Approximately 75 percent of Alabama schools met AYP goals, which is a 3 percent increase over the 2011 status report.
According to ALSDE the school system did meet AYP goals but three schools did not meet 100 percent of their AYP goals:
- Berry Middle School
- Brock's Gap Intermediate School
- Trace Crossings Elementary School
In order to acheive AYP status, schools are graded on student achievement, reading and math assessmetns, attendance rates for elementary and middle schools, and graduation rates for high schools.
These criteria are based on the Bush Administration's No Child Left Behind Act in which schools must meet 100 percent of their respective annual goals in all student groups to be identified as having achieved AYP. Therefore, if a school misses one goal, it knocks them off the passing list. Student groups are based on economic background, race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, and special education.
No Child Left Behind also does not account for growth at a school - schools and school systems either pass or fail. So even if a school reaches 40 percent of its goals one year, and 90 percent the next, it still doesn't pass NCLB's test.
Other facts about the 2011-2012 AYP report:
- 342 schools and 26 systems did not meet AYP goals
- 62 percent of schools made AYP for the past two years
- 18 percent of schools (248 schools) made improvements this year
- 21 percent of the school systems (28 systems) made improvements