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- AYP-Adequate Yearly Progress 2004

Measuring AYP in New Mexico

Under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, states and school districts are required to make annual Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) determinations for districts and schools, respectively. The ultimate goal of AYP is to have all students proficient in reading and math by the year 2014. The New Mexico Public Education Department, in collaboration with numerous representatives of schools districts and related education organizations, has developed the definition of AYP for New Mexico and the exact formulas to calculate it.

Making AYP:

In order for a district or school to make AYP, all of the following requirements must be met:

  1. Achieve a 95% participation rate in state reading and math assessments.
  2. Reach targets for either proficiency or decrease non-proficiency in reading and math.
  3. Reach targets for one other indicator – attendance rate for elementary and middle schools, or graduation
    rate for high schools.

To assist the public in understanding the process for evaluation of AYP, the PED has produced a "HOWTO" for evaluating AYP entitled "How to make adequate yearly progress (AYP - Quick Reference Guide."
making ayp

2004 School Accountability Reports
Questions and Answers About Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
Comprehensive Framework for Supporting Schools in Need of Improvement
Transition from New Mexico Accountability System Designations to No Child Left Behind Designations
School Reform Act and No Child Left Behind Designations and Requirements
School Reform Act and No Child Left Behind School Improvment Cycle

For questions regarding School District Report Cards, contact Dr. Cindy Gregory at (505) 827-6508

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