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
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 High School
Selma Middle CHAT Academy
Schools that did make AYP
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
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.