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Department of Education releases AYP report cards

Results are in and they are not all good.

Almost half of the Dallas County schools and about 80 percent of Selma City Schools passed the Alabama Yearly Progress report, AYP, from the state Department of Education.

Yet, neither school systems passed AYP.

Results are determined from standardized test scores from assessments such as the Alabama Reading and Math Test, student participation, attendance and graduation rate. If a school does not pass one or more categories, it is placed on a “needs improvement” list. A school must pass AYP two consecutive years to be removed from this list.

This standard is part of the No Child Left Behind initiative to have all schools and systems achieve 100 percent of their accountability goals each year in reading, math and other factors such as attendance or dropout rate.

To view the reports, visit the state department’s website and click on “Accountability Reporting.”

Schools that did not make AYP

Dallas County:

Brantley Elementary School

Dallas County High School

Five Points Elementary School

Salem Elementary School

Southside High School

Southside Primary School

Bruce K. Craig Elementary School

Selma City:

Selma High School

Selma Middle CHAT Academy

Schools that did make AYP

Dallas County:

J.E. Terry Elementary School

Keith Middle-High School

Shiloh Elementary School

Tipton Durant Middle School

Valley Grande Elementary School

William R. Martin Middle School

Selma City:

Byrd Elementary School

Cedar Park Elementary School

Clark Elementary School

Sophia P. Kingston Elementary

School of Discovery Genesis Center

Edgewood Elementary School

Knox Elementary School

Meadowview Elementary School

Payne Elementary School

More on this in Tuesday’s print edition of The Selma Times-Journal and later today on this website.