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What is Adequate Yearly Progress?
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Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is one of the cornerstones of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. In Colorado, it is a measure of year-to-year student achievement on the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP). It represents the annual academic performance targets in reading and math that the state, school districts, and schools much reach to be considered on track for 100 percent proficiency by school year 2013-14.

Each year AYP is calculated for each school, each district, and the state. Within schools, student subgroups must also meet AYP requirements. The subgroups required by the federal law include

  • Racial/Ethnic: (Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asians)
  • Economically Disadvantaged: (Students on free or reduced lunch)
  • Students with Disabilities (Students with Individual Education Plans)
  • Limited English Proficient Students


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