Who made AYP?

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Six area schools fail to make goal


None of the high schools in Dallas County made their goals toward Adequate Yearly Progress, the measuring stick implemented five years ago that determines student proficiency.

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According to the data released this week, all three of the Dallas County high schools &045; Keith, Southside and Dallas County &045; along with Selma High, failed to make AYP.

Statewide, 82 percent of schools made AYP, which was implemented through the federal No Child Left Behind law.

Three years ago, state school officials reported only 23 percent of all schools made AYP, denoting improvement.

The AYP status of schools and school systems is based on achievement on assessments of the state’s academic content standards, participation rates on these assessments, and meeting additional indicators based on attendance rates for elementary and middle schools and graduation rates for high schools.

Minor said the Board of Education will meet and discuss ways to improve the status at those schools that didn’t make AYP.

Of the two Selma City Schools that did not achieve 100 percent of their individual goals, Selma Middle C.H.A.T. Academy made 15 out of 17 (88.24 percent) categories and Selma High School achieved nine of 12, or 75 percent of its goal, city school officials reported.

Martin Middle School also failed to make AYP.