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2006–07 APR Glossary-AYP Report

Glossary of terms for the AYP Report section of the 2007 AYP Report.

This glossary defines key terms shown on the school, local educational agency (LEA), or state AYP Report section of the 2007 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Report, which is part of the 2006–07 Accountability Progress Reporting (APR) system. Terms described below are listed in the order in which they appear on this section of the 2007 AYP Report. More detailed information may be found in the 2007 Adequate Yearly Progress Report Information Guide.

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 a school, an LEA, or the state made AYP for 2007. The possible values are "Yes" or "No." The report displays a "Yes" only if the school, LEA, or state met all of its AYP criteria for 2007, including requirements for numerically significant subgroups. "No" means results for at least one or more criteria were below the 2007 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.

California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA)

This item is for LEA and state reports only. The California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) is a standards-based test for students with significant cognitive disabilities who are unable to take the California Standards Tests (CSTs), even with modifications. An LEA or state receiving Title I funds must meet federal regulations limiting the percentage to 1.0 percent of students whose alternate assessment scores on the CAPA can be counted as proficient or above in English-language arts and mathematics in AYP calculations.

The Percent Proficient and Above column displays the percentage for determining if the LEA or the state is above the 1.0 percent cap. A "Yes" in the "Above 1.0" column indicates above the 1.0 percent cap, and a "No" indicates not above the cap. A "Yes" in the "Exception Approved" column indicates that the LEA applied for an exception, and the exception was approved. A "No" in this column indicates that the LEA applied for an exception, and the exception was denied. An "N/A" in this column indicates that the LEA did not apply for an exception.

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 English-language arts (ELA) and mathematics. The assessments used were the 2007 California Standards Tests (CSTs), grades two through eight; 2007 California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA), grades two through eight and ten; and the 2007 California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE), grade ten. The participation rate target is 95 percent.

Met all Participation Rate Criteria

"Yes" means all participation rate criteria (schoolwide, LEA-wide, or statewide as well as for all numerically significant subgroups) were met for a content area (ELA or mathematics). "Yes by Appeal" means all participation rate criteria were met for a content area based on the approval of an appeal. "No" means one or more criteria were not met.

Groups

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

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:

Enrollment First Day of Testing

This item is the total number of students enrolled in grades two through eight and grade ten for a content area (ELA and mathematics). These data are based on demographic data gathered from the 2007 STAR Program and 2007 CAHSEE administrations.

Number of Students Tested

This item is the number of students in grades two through eight and grade ten who took the statewide assessments used to establish the percentage of students at or above the proficient level for a content area (ELA and mathematics). The Number of Students Tested is used in determining the participation rate.

Rate

This item refers to the Participation Rate, which is the Number of Students Tested divided by the Enrollment First Day of Testing for a content area (ELA and mathematics). 

Met 2007 AYP Criteria

For the participation rate 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, statewide, and to subgroups.

Note: LEA Grade Span Reports were provided for 2006 and for 2007. The 2006 LEA Grade Span Reports show whether 2006 AYP criteria were met.

Alternative Method

This item indicates that 2007 AYP results were not calculated using the standard methodology. Most schools, LEAs, the state, and subgroups have a blank in this column, which indicates the use of a standard methodology. Only alternative methods are indicated in the column. These methods were applied in cases of limited test results or demographic data in the grade levels tested.

The original data for the school, LEA, the state, or subgroup are shown on the 2007 AYP Report, even though the alternative method is used as the criterion, unless the school, LEA, state, or subgroup had no results for enrollment, valid scores, and/or graduation rate.  In those cases, the alternative data are shown on the report.

Percent Proficient – Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs)

Schools, LEAs, the state, 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 2007 California Standards Tests (CSTs), grades two through eight; 2007 California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA), grades two through eight and ten; and the 2007 California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE), grade ten.

Met All Percent Proficient Criteria

"Yes" means all percent proficient criteria (schoolwide, LEA-wide, statewide, as well as for all numerically significant subgroups) were met for a content area (ELA and mathematics).  "Yes by Appeal" means all percent proficient criteria were met for a content area based on approval of an appeal.  "No" means one or more criteria were not met.

Groups

Same as "Groups" that are described above.

Valid Scores

This item is the number of students with test results who have been continuously enrolled in the school, the LEA, the state, or subgroup since the California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) date in October 2006 for a content area (ELA and mathematics).

Number At or Above Proficient

This item is the number of students with valid scores at or above the proficient level of performance for a content area (ELA and mathematics).

Percent At or Above Proficient

This item is the Number At or Above Proficient divided by Valid Scores.

Met 2007 AYP Criteria

For the 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, statewide, 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.

Note: LEA Grade Span Reports were provided for 2006 and for 2007. The 2006 LEA Grade Span Reports show whether 2006 AYP criteria were met.

Alternative Method

Same as "Alternative Method" that is described above.

Academic Performance Index – Additional Indicator for AYP

This item shows whether the school, LEA, or the state met the federal target for the Academic Performance Index (API). The API is used to meet part of the federal AYP requirements under NCLB. The federal API requirements differ from the state API requirements. A school, LEA, or the state 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 2007.

2006 Base API

The 2006 Base API summarizes a school's, an LEA's, or the state's performance on the spring 2006 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program and 2006 California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE). It serves as the baseline score, or starting point, of performance.

2007 Growth API

The 2007 Growth API summarizes a school's, an LEA's, or the state's performance on the spring 2007 STAR Program and 2007 CAHSEE. It is compared to the 2006 Base API to determine growth in the API.

2006–07 API Growth

The 2006 Base API is subtracted from the 2007 Growth API to determine how much the API grew between 2006 testing and 2007 testing, also referred to as 2006–07 API Growth.

Met 2007 API Criteria

"Yes" in this column means that API criteria for AYP were met. "Yes by Appeal" in this column means that the criteria were met based on an approved appeal. "No" in this column means that the criteria were not met.

Alternative Method

Same as "Alternative Method" that is described above.

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 2007 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 2007 AYP Report with as few as one student in grades nine through twelve.

Rate for 2006, Class of 2004–05

This item is the graduation rate for 2006 AYP, which is based on data from the Class of 2004–05.

Rate for 2007, Class of 2005–06

This item is the graduation rate for 2007 AYP, which is based on data from the Class of 2005–06.

Change

This item is the Rate for 2006 subtracted from the Rate for 2007.

Average 2-Year Change

This item is the amount of change in the average two-year graduation rate.

Met 2007 Graduation Rate Criteria

"Yes" in this column means that graduation rate criteria for AYP were met. "Yes by Appeal" in this column means that the criteria were met based on an approved appeal. "No" in this column means that the criteria were not met. "N/A" means that the school or LEA did not have high school students enrolled. Graduation rates are calculated and displayed on the 2007 AYP Report with as few as one student in grades nine through twelve.

Alternative Method

Same as "Alternative Method" that is described above.

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