Adequate Yearly Progress:
Adequate yearly progress (AYP) is the measure of the extent to which students in a school demonstrate proficiency in at least reading/language arts and mathematics. It also measures the progress of schools in meeting other academic indicators, such as high school graduation or school attendance. The same measure also applies to LEAs. Each State has developed its own definition of AYP; these definitions have been approved by the Department and are available in the State's accountability workbook on the Department's Web site http://www.alsde.edu
A school is in school improvement if AYP is not made in the same component (reading or mathematics or additional indicator) for two consecutive years. The system will be in school improvement if AYP is not made in the same component in all three grade spans (Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and High School) for two consecutive years. Click here to open/download our School Improvement Plan.