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Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)

 
AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) served as the primary gauge of school success from 2004-2011. In 2012 New Mexico’s school A-F grading model was approved by the U.S. Department of Education to serve as the state’s accountability method for future years, replacing Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For more information on A-F and current school accountability reports click here.
 
Under the Federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, all states, school districts, and schools must reach 100 percent academic proficiency by school year 2013-14. To ensure this goal will be met, schools must strive for improvement each year to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), and this improvement must be measured. To this end, students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 are tested each year with the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment (NMSBA). The results of the tests are used by the New Mexico Public Education Department to determine school designations of “Meets AYP” or “AYP Not Met.”

In order to receive a “Meets AYP” rating, all of the following criteria must be met; if a school fails to meet any one of the 37 data points within the criteria, the school is rated “AYP Not Met.”

  • All students in the school, and students in each of eight “subgroups” (Caucasian, African-American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific, Native American, English Language Learners [ELL], Special Education students, and students qualifying for free and reduced lunch benefits [FRLP]), must reach the Annual Measurable Objective (AMO).  AMOs are set targets indicating the number of students who test proficient or above in reading and math. AMOs increase every year, and reach 100 percent in 2013-14.  To see AMO targets click here.
  • A minimum of 95 percent of all students in each school and 95 percent of students in each subgroup must take the tests.  This is called the “participation rate.”
  • Elementary and middle schools must meet a 92 percent attendance rate; high schools must meet a 90 percent graduation rate (or meet or exceed the previous year’s graduation rate).

For more information on AYP, see the New Mexico Public Education Department Questions and Answers About Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). and PED Quick Facts.

For more information on assessments, see:

  • District Assessment Plan
  • No Child Left Behind
  • NM Standards and Benchmarks | Parent Friendly Standards and Benchmarks

 

AYP Summary

 

  • 2011-2012 AYP by School Accountability Chart
  • 2011-2012 AYP Summary by Reason
  • How to Read an Accountability Report
  • Safe Harbor Worksheet

Reports by School

  • New Mexico Department of Education 2011-2012 Accountability Reports for each school.
  • New Mexico Department of Education 2010-2011 Accountability Reports for each school.
  • New Mexico Department of Education 2009-2010 Accountability Reports for each school.
  • New Mexico Department of Education 2008-2009 Accountability Reports for each school.
  • New Mexico Department of Education 2007-2008 Accountability Reports for each school.
  • New Mexico Department of Education 2006-2007 Accountability Reports for each school.
  • New Mexico Department of Education 2005 Accountability Reports for each school. 
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