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School District Releases Ayp Report


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By the EMERY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

All but one Emery County school has met the AYP requirement.

No Child Left Behind Adequate Yearly Progress Report - 2006

The following is the Emery County School District report on the progress our schools are making toward achieving proficiency for 100 percent of our students. As defined under the new federal legislation called "No Child Left Behind," as defined under federal legislation called "No Child Left Behind," the report identifies whether schools have made "Adequate Yearly Progress" based on a complex set of measurements.

To make AYP, a school must achieve 45 targets: two areas of test participation and performance measured across four subgroups of students as well as the school as a whole. In addition, schools must meet graduation rates or attendance targets. Miss just one of the 45 targets and your entire school does not meet AYP.

As you can see from the report, one of our schools did not made AYP this year. That doesn't mean they're not successful. AYP is an all or nothing proposition, but student achievement is not. Academic success is measured in many ways, including classroom tests, teacher observations, report cards, homework, and standardized tests. AYP focuses only on state tests. Entire schools can miss the AYP target if too many students are absent on test day, or if students that are still learning English miss the reading and writing goals.

We are firmly committed to achieving our goal of success for every child and we recognize that we must continually improve. Our schools are filled with outstanding teachers, principals and support staff. They regularly update their skills and participate on training to help them meet the special challenges our students face. Children of all ages are learning and making daily progress in our schools, as one visit to any classroom in this district will illustrate. No child is being "left behind."

We urge you to look closely at the progress our schools are making and join us in addressing our challenges and applauding the great work students and staff are doing in classrooms throughout the district.

Emery County School District and Board of Education, under the accountability provisions in the No Child Left Behind Act, are evaluated for Adequate Yearly Progress. Schools, districts, and the state are required to meet AYP criteria on three indicators- (1) participation in testing, (2) language arts and mathematics Core CRT scores, and (3) either graduation rate (for high schools and districts) or attendance rate (for elementary and middle/junior high schools). This current report of AYP is based on student scores for tests taken in the spring of 2006.

There may be school results that seem confusing. A school may be doing a good job as a whole but miss the mark for a particular subgroup of students. Schools also may not make AYP because of numbers of students tested or not having acceptable levels on attendance or graduation rates. These and other factors determine if schools are making AYP.

In the Emery County School District, the following schools made AYP as determined by student performance in all subgroups in the above indicators:

•Green River High School

•Canyon View Junior High School

•San Rafael Junior High School

•Book Cliff Elementary School

•Castle Dale Elementary School

•Cleveland Elementary School

•Cottonwood Elementary School

•Ferron Elementary School

•Huntington Elementary School

The following schools in the Emery County School District did not make AYP because student's scores in at least one of the student subgroups in language arts or mathematics did not reach the established criterion:

•Emery High School (made 44 of 45 targets)

AYP as well as the Utah Performance Assessment System for Students (U-PASS) results are available at the Utah State Office of Education website (www.usoe.org) or at your local school.


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