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2005–06 APR Glossary-AYP Overview

Glossary of terms for the AYP Overview section of the 2006 AYP Report.

This glossary defines key terms shown on the school, local educational agency (LEA), or state AYP Overview section of the 2006 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Report, which is part of the 2005–06 Accountability Progress Reporting (APR) system. Terms described below are listed in the order in which they appear on this section of the 2006 AYP Report.

Federal Accountability: Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)

The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 requires that California determine whether or not each public school and local educational agency (LEA) is making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). (An LEA is a school district or county office of education.)

Made AYP

This item indicates whether the school or LEA made AYP for 2006. The possible values are "Yes" or "No." The report for a school or an LEA displays a "Yes" only if the school or LEA met all of its AYP criteria for 2006, including requirements for numerically significant subgroups. "No" means results for at least one or more criteria were below the 2006 targets.

Met ___ of  its ___ AYP Criteria

This item indicates how many of the AYP criteria were met. Depending on the number of numerically significant subgroups, a school or LEA may be required to meet up to 46 AYP criteria (22 for participation rate, 22 for percent proficient, 1 for API, and 1 for graduation rate). An "N/A" or "--" is not counted as one of the AYP criteria.

Met AYP Criteria

AYP criteria encompass four areas: participation rate, percent proficient (also referred to as Annual Measurable Objectives or AMOs), API as an additional indicator for AYP, and graduation rate. Each of these four areas has specific requirements. Participation rate and percent proficient criteria must be met in both English-language arts (ELA) and in mathematics.

"Yes" in a column means that all criteria for the area were met. "No" in a column means one or more criteria for the area were not met. "Yes by Appeal" in a column means the school or LEA met the criteria based on approval of its appeal. If Graduation Rate shows "N/A," it means the school or LEA did not have students enrolled in grades nine through twelve.

Participation Rate

The Participation Rate is the rate at which students participated in the assessments used to determine the percentage of students at or above the proficient level in ELA and mathematics. The assessments used were the 2006 California Standards Tests (CSTs), grades two through eight; 2006 California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA), grades two through eight and ten; and the 2006 California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE), grade ten. The participation rate target is 95 percent. 

Percent Proficient

Schools, LEAs, and numerically significant subgroups must meet percent proficient targets (or AMOs) in ELA and mathematics on the assessments used in AYP calculations. The assessments used were the 2006 California Standards Tests (CSTs), grades two through eight; 2006 California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA), grades two through eight and ten; and the 2006 California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE), grade ten.

API - Additional Indicator for AYP

The API is used to meet part of the federal AYP requirements under NCLB. The federal API requirements differ from the state API requirements. Under federal requirements, a school or LEA must have a minimum API of 590 OR have at least one point growth in the API in addition to meeting the other federal AYP targets (participation rate, percent proficient, and graduation rate) in order to make AYP for 2006.

Graduation Rate

This Graduation Rate calculation corresponds to the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) four-year completion rate. This rate includes information on high school graduates and high school dropouts aggregated over a four-year period. To meet the 2006 graduation rate criteria for AYP, a school or LEA must have a graduation rate of at least 82.9 percent, OR improvement in the graduation rate of at least 0.1 from the previous year, OR improvement in the graduation rate of at least 0.2 in the average two-year rate. Graduation rates are calculated and displayed on the 2006 AYP Report with as few as one student in grades nine through twelve.

Groups

Under NCLB, not only schools and LEAs as a whole must meet AYP requirements but also numerically significant subgroups within those schools and LEAs.   

A subgroup is defined as numerically significant for participation rate if it has 100 or more students enrolled OR 50 or more students enrolled who make up at least 15 percent of the total enrollment. 

A subgroup is defined as numerically significant for percent proficient if it has 100 or more students with valid scores OR 50 or more students with valid scores who make up at least 15 percent of the total valid scores.

The subgroups for AYP include:

A student who is a member of the socioeconomically disadvantaged, English learner, and/or disability subgroup is also a member of one of the racial ethnic subgroups. Therefore, it is possible that the total percentage of students in all numerically significant subgroups at a school may exceed 100.

Met 2006 AYP Criteria

For the participation rate or for percent proficient in a content area (ELA and mathematics), the possible values are:

Yes = Met the criterion
No  = Did not meet criterion
--   = Not applicable

The criteria are applied schoolwide, LEA-wide, and to numerically significant subgroups. Because of concerns for student confidentiality, the number and percentage of students at or above proficient are not shown for a school, LEA, or subgroup if the number of valid scores is less than 11.

Questions: Academic Accountability Team | aau@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0863 
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