Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)









Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)

Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Georgia has submitted a plan to the United States Department of Education that defines how Georgia schools will be evaluated on three indicators- Participation, Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO) and a Second Indicator.
  • Participation Rate: Students in the measured grades (3-5, 6-8 and 11) must participate in the CRCT, GAA or GHSGT at the rate of 95% of current enrollment for all students and each subgroup or the school will not make Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP.
  • Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO): Performance of students on the combined Reading/English Language Arts and Mathematics on the CRCT and ELA and Mathematics on the GHSGT, and GAA must meet the predetermined percentage of students meeting or exceeding expectations for the current year. This predetermined percentage will increase every one to three years until the percentage will be 100% in 2014.
  • Second Indicator: Schools must also meet a Second Indicator of Attendance for elementary and middle schools and Graduation Rate for high schools. For Attendance Rate no more than 15% of the students in a school can be absent for more than 15 days (or show improvement) if the school is to make AYP. The Graduation Rate increases each year and schools must meet the target to make AYP.
  • Making AYP: To make AYP a school must meet the established criteria in each of the three indicators.

The Office of Student Accountability works with school leadership, GaDOE, and IMD to keep schools abreast of the school’s current status and changing rules. During the AYP data collection cycle, the Office of Student Accountability works closely with all stakeholders to ensure the accuracy of the data the GaDOE is using to calculate AYP for GCPS schools.

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