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2009–10 APR Glossary-AYP Report

Glossary of terms of the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Report section of the 2010 AYP Report.

This glossary defines key terms shown on the school, local educational agency, or state AYP Report section of the 2010 Adequate Yearly Progress Report, which is part of the 2009–10 Accountability Progress Reporting system. Terms described below are listed in the order in which they appear on this section of the 2010 AYP Report. More detailed information may be found in the 2010 Adequate Yearly Progress Report Information Guide.

Federal Accountability: Adequate Yearly Progress

The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires that California determine whether or not each public school and local educational agency (LEA) is making AYP. (An LEA is a school district or county office of education [COE].)

Made AYP

This item indicates whether a school, an LEA, or the state made AYP for 2010. 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 2010, including requirements for numerically significant subgroups. "No" means results for at least one or more criteria were below the 2010 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 an LEA may be required to meet up to 50 AYP criteria (24 for participation rate, 24 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

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 (ELA) 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 CAPA 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. The following possible values may occur under the “Exception Approved” column:

California Modified Assessment

This item is for LEA and state reports only. The California Modified Assessment (CMA) is a standards-based test for students with disabilities who have an individualized education program (IEP) and meet the eligibility criteria adopted by the State Board of Education. An LEA or state receiving Title I funds has a limit, under federal regulations, on the percentage of students whose assessment scores on the CMA can be counted as proficient or above in ELA and mathematics for AYP calculations.

The "Percent Proficient and Above" column displays the percentage for determining if the LEA or the state is above the CMA percent cap. The "Cap" column indicates the CMA percent cap, which may exceed 2.0 percent depending on the percent proficient and above on CAPA. The following possible values may occur under the “Above Cap” column:

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 2010 CSTs, grades two through eight; 2010 California Modified Assessment (CMA), grades three through eight; 2010 CAPA, grades two through eight and ten; and the 2010 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 ESEA, 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 on the first day of testing. 

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.

A school or an LEA with fewer than 100 students enrolled on the first day of testing or fewer than 100 valid scores has no numerically significant subgroups for that indicator for AYP purposes.

The subgroups for AYP include:

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

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 2010 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program and 2010 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 2010 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 2009 and for 2010. The 2009 LEA Grade Span reports show whether 2009 AYP criteria were met, and the 2010 LEA Grade Span reports show whether 2010 AYP criteria were met.

Alternative Method

This item indicates that 2010 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, an LEA, the state, or subgroup are shown on the 2010 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

Schools, LEAs, the state, and numerically significant subgroups must meet percent proficient targets (or Annual Measurable Objectives [AMOs]) in ELA and mathematics on the assessments used in AYP calculations. The assessments used were the 2010 CSTs, grades two through eight; 2010 CMA, grades three through eight; 2010 CAPA, grades two through eight and ten; and 2010 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, LEA, state, or subgroup since the California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) date in October 2009 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 2010 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, an LEA, or subgroup if the number of valid scores is less than 11.

Note: LEA Grade Span reports were provided for 2009 and for 2010. The 2009 LEA Grade Span reports show whether 2009 AYP criteria were met, and the 2010 LEA Grade Span reports show whether 2010 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, an LEA, or state met the federal target for the Academic Performance Index (API). The API is used to meet part of the federal AYP requirements under ESEA. A school, an LEA, or the state must have a minimum API of 680 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 2010. The federal API requirements differ from the state API requirements.

2009 Base API

The 2009 Base API summarizes a school's, an LEA's, or the state's performance on the spring 2009 STAR Program and 2009 CAHSEE. It serves as the baseline score, or starting point, of performance.

2010 Growth API

The 2010 Growth API summarizes a school's, an LEA's, or the state's performance on the spring 2010 STAR Program and 2010 CAHSEE. It is compared to the 2009 Base API to determine growth in the API.

2009–10 API Growth

The 2009 Base API is subtracted from the 2010 Growth API to determine how much the API grew between 2009 testing and 2010 testing, also referred to as 2009–10 API growth.

Met 2010 API Criteria

"Yes" in the 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. "N/A" means the data were not applicable, i.e., the school or LEA had fewer than 50 valid scores.

Alternative Method

Same as "Alternative Method" that is described above.

Graduation Rate Goal: 90 Percent

Beginning with the 2010 AYP, a school or an LEA with grade twelve students must meet one of three graduation rate targets to make AYP: (1) a 2010 graduation rate of at least 90.00, (2) a 2010 fixed growth target rate, or (3) a 2010 variable growth target rate. The fixed and variable growth target rates are unique to each school rather than a standard target rate for all, as was required in the past. The AYP targets for graduation rate increase until 2019 if the school or LEA has a graduation rate below 90 percent. The AYP report for a school or LEA displays a single minimum target graduation rate, which is the lower of the two rates (fixed or variable). Further explanation of targets is described under the “Graduation Rate Criteria” link.

2009 Graduation Rate (Class of 2007–08)

This item is the graduation rate for 2009 AYP, which is based on data from the Class of 2007–08.

2010 Graduation Rate (Class of 2008–09)

This item is the graduation rate for 2010 AYP, which is based on data from the Class of 2008–09.

2010 Target Graduation Rate

The 2010 target graduation rate is 90 percent for a school or an LEA that had a 2009 graduation rate of 90 percent or more. The 2010 target graduation rate for all other schools and LEAs is determined after calculating their fixed and variable growth targets. A school’s or LEA’s 2010 fixed or variable growth target is added to its 2009 graduation rate to obtain its 2010 target graduation rate. For the 2010 AYP only, the fixed and variable target rates are the same. Further explanation of targets is described under the “Graduation Rate Criteria” link.

2010 Graduation Rate Criteria Met

“Yes" in this column means that graduation rate criteria for AYP were met. "Yes Met on Appeal" (YMA) 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 is not required to meet the graduation rate criteria because it either (1) did not have grade twelve enrollment, graduation, or dropout data or (2) had fewer than 50 students in the graduation rate denominator (graduates plus dropouts).(See also “Alternative Method.”)

Alternative Method

An alternative method code for graduation rate indicates one of the following:

CA = County-wide average was used

DA = District average was used

NG12 = Graduation rate was not calculated because the school or LEA with grade twelve students did not have grade twelve enrollment, graduation, or dropout data in one or both years; the “Graduation Rate Criteria Met” column shows an “N/A” to indicate that graduation rate is not applicable for the school or LEA

U50 = Graduation rate was not calculated because the school or LEA with grade twelve students had fewer then 50 students in the graduation rate denominator (graduates plus dropouts) in one or both years; the “Graduation Rate Criteria Met” column shows an “N/A” to indicate that graduation rate is not applicable for the school or LEA

2011 Target Graduation Rate

The 2011 target graduation rate is 90 percent for a school or an LEA that had a 2010 graduation rate of 90 percent or more. The 2011 target graduation rate for all other schools and LEAs is determined after calculating their fixed and variable growth targets. A school’s or LEA’s 2011 fixed or variable growth target is added to its 2010 graduation rate to obtain its 2011 target graduation rate. The AYP report for a school or an LEA displays a single minimum 2011 target graduation rate, which is the lower of the two rates (fixed or variable). Further explanation of targets is described under the “Graduation Rate Criteria” link.

Graduation Rate Criteria

Beginning with the 2010 AYP, the graduation rate goal for all schools and LEAs is 90 percent. The new growth target structure requires all schools and LEAs to meet the 90 percent goal by 2019 AYP. To do this, a school or an LEA with grade twelve students must meet one of three graduation rate targets to make AYP: (1) a 2010 graduation rate of at least 90.00, (2) a 2010 fixed growth target rate, or (3) a 2010 variable growth target rate. The fixed and variable growth target rates are unique to each school and are determined after calculating a fixed growth target and a variable growth target. For the 2010 AYP only, the fixed growth target is the same as the variable growth target.

The AYP report for a school or an LEA displays a single minimum target graduation rate, which is the lower of the two rates (fixed or variable). For the 2010 target graduation rate only, the fixed and variable target graduation rates are the same. Beginning with the 2011 target graduation rate and thereafter, the lower of the two target rates (fixed or variable) is displayed on the report.

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