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Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)

The former statewide accountability system mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 which requires each state to ensure that all schools and districts make Adequate Yearly Progress.
Important Notice

With the passage of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states are no longer required to produce AYP but are required to develop a new accountability system by 2017–18.

On September 8, 2016, the California State Board of Education (SBE) approved a new accountability system which will be made available online in 2017. In the meantime, the California Department of Education will release the 2016 Accountability Transition Report, which provides the most recent information on school district and school performance on statewide assessments.

As California transitions to the new accountability system, this Web page will continually be updated to provide reports and information on the new accountability system, the Local Control Funding Formula [LCFF] Evaluation Rubrics, which will report school district and school performance on multiple measures.

Reports and Data Files

New Accountability System: LCFF Evaluation Rubrics

Detailed information regarding California's new accountability system is forthcoming.

2016 Accountability Transition Report

Business Rules Used to Process AYP


CALPADS AYP Reports: Instructions and Guidance


Previous AYP Documentation


Related Sites


Other AYP Information

  • CalEdFacts AYP Section
    California Department of Education's information and media guide about education in the State of California. For information on other topics, visit the full CalEdFacts.
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Last Reviewed: Monday, November 28, 2016
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