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September 9, 2010
Final 2009-10 Adequate Yearly Progress Ratings Released for Oregon Schools
SALEM – State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo today released the final 2009-10 ratings for Oregon public schools under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) standards (formerly known as No Child Left Behind). Seventy-one percent of Oregon schools met the federal standard for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) this year.
A closer look at AYP—Oregon’s 2009-10 AYP reports show:
To meet AYP, public schools must also meet these annual performance targets for both the overall student population and for any demographic group within the school that includes 42 or more students. These groups include: socio-economic status, English proficiency, race/ethnicity, and special education.
Consequences for not making AYP (Title I schools)
One of the purposes of the AYP report is to identify schools needing improvement, especially those serving a high percentage of children in poverty and receiving targeted federal funds. This year, 76 schools have been placed on the “In Need of Improvement” list. Schools on this list have not met AYP for at least two consecutive years in the same subject area. Schools that accept federal Title I funds and do not make AYP are required to provide students with the opportunity to transfer to another school in the district. Title I schools that do not make AYP for a third consecutive year must provide students with supplemental services, such as tutoring or after-school assistance. Schools that do not meet AYP targets beyond three years are required to take additional corrective actions. To move out of school improvement status, schools must meet standards for two consecutive years in the area that placed them in school improvement. The first year schools in improvement meet standards they are placed in “hold” status and will exit pending meeting for that second year. This year, 29 of Oregon’s schools in improvement entered “hold” status, indicating progress toward moving out of improvement status. Eight schools successfully met standards for two consecutive years and moved out of improvement status. For more information regarding resources for schools in Title I school improvement status, including information on assistance and interventions, refer to the 2009-10 Title I-A School Improvement Resource Manual at: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=1942
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