U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

No Child Left Behind, Accountability and AYP

Student Achievement and School Accountability Conference
October 2002

A r c h i v e d  I n f o r m a t i o n

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Defining AYP 2

The Starting Point
Starting Point Data from 2001-02 assessments
Use the higher value...

Rank all schools by % Proficient.

Then, count up to reach 20% of total enrollment

The % of students Proficient in that school is the starting point.

% of students Proficient in lowest achieving group:

—Economically disadvantaged

—Major racial/ethnic groups

—Students with disabilities

—Students with limited English proficiency