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1 No Child Left Behind Adequate Yearly Progress Report July 22, 2009

2 History of NCLB Act The No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 established a federal accountability system for schools. Tennessee aligned the states accountability system, implemented in 1992, with the requirements of NCLB. NCLB requires 100% of students to be proficient or advanced by States must report annually whether schools and districts are making Adequate Yearly Progress toward the 2014 goal.

3 History of NCLB Act cont. Schools and districts make AYP by meeting annual benchmarks in more than 30 categories. NCLB requires states to identify schools and districts that do not meet the benchmark for the same category for two consecutive years.

4 AYP Benchmarks-Elem/Middle See Summary of Recent Changes.

5 AYP Benchmarks-Secondary See Summary of Recent Changes.

6 Elem/Middle Standards K-8 schools will meet federal benchmarks if they demonstrate in all of the subgroups: 95% participation rate on all state assessments Required proficiency in math as determined by TCAP achievement tests Required proficiency in reading/language arts as determined by TCAP achievement tests and writing assessments 93% attendance rate for the school year or specified improvement from the previous year See How Progress is Measured.

7 High School Standards 9th –12th grade schools will meet federal benchmarks if they demonstrate in all of the subgroups: 95% participation rate on all state assessments Required proficiency in math as determined by Gateway tests Required proficiency in reading/language arts as determined by English Gateway tests and writing assessments 90% graduation rate for the school year or specified improvement from the previous year See How Progress is Measured.

8 Safe Harbor If any subgroup fails to meet the standards mentioned, it may still make the federal benchmark by: Making a ten percent reduction in the percent of students that tested below proficient from the previous year and Making the target/improvement standards for attendance or graduation. See How Progress is Measured.

9 Whats a Subgroup? See How Progress is Measured.

10 High Priority Schools High priority refers to a school that has not met the AYP benchmarks in the same category and subgroup for two or more consecutive years. A system becomes high priority when it misses a benchmark in the same subject for both elementary and secondary students. The designation triggers additional initiatives aimed at raising school performance, such as school choice and supplemental education services. See What happens to schools that dont meet federal benchmarks?

11 Coming Off the High Priority List The first year a high priority school or district meets federal standards where it previously had not is deemed improving. High priority schools or districts must meet federal standards for two consecutive years to be deemed in good standing. See Frequently Asked Questions.

12 AYP Results (*based on performance during school year) Total Public Elementary, Middle and High Schools Tested in Tennessee1,662 Good Standing Schools1,295 (77.9% of all schools) High Priority Schools146 (8.8% of all schools) High Priority, but Met Federal Standards in Areas Missed Prior Years (If performance continues, these schools will come off the high priority list next year) 37 (25.3% of High Priority schools) Target Schools200 (12% of all schools) Schools Coming off High Priority List 42 (31.3% of High Priority schools) Schools Coming off Target List 89 (52% of Target schools)


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