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The federal No Child Left Behind Act requires school districts to make
determinations of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for all schools in the district.
The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) set the guidelines and targets for
determining AYP. CDE also uses CSAP, CSAPA and graduation rate data to
provide districts with AYP calculations for all the schools. Districts were given
one month to use and/or revise this data and submit final AYP school
determinations to CDE.

School AYP determinations are now final. 78.59% of schools in Colorado made
AYP, a 3.35% increase from 75.24% in 2003-2004.

To make AYP schools must:
   1. Meet the 95% participation requirement (95% of students enrolled in the
      school must be assessed).
   2. Meet the math and reading performance targets, or decrease the percent
      of students scoring non-proficient by 10% from the prior year. The targets
      are set state wide and vary by elementary, middle and high school level.
   3. Meet the other indicator requirement, which is 1% of students scoring at
      the advanced level on reading and math at the elementary and middle
      school level. At the high school level the school must meet the graduation
      rate target.

AYP also requires disaggregation of student data. Schools are accountable for
meeting the above targets for the following subgroups: White, Hispanic, Black,
Asian, Native American, Economically Disadvantaged students, English
Language Learners, and Students with Disabilities, if the school has thirty or
more students in the subgroup for two consecutive years. If any one of these
subgroups does not meet a target, the school will not make AYP.

School can have a maximum of 54 targets, depending upon the demographics of
the student population.

The most difficult targets for schools to make in 2003-2004 were:
1. Students with disabilities in math performance (23.37% of the 261 schools with
enough students to make the subgroup made this target)
2. Students with disabilities in reading performance (30.15% of the 325 schools
with enough students to make the subgroup made this target).
3. Native American students in math performance (40% of the 5 schools with
enough students to make the subgroup made this target).
4. African American students in math performance (60.81% of the 74 schools
with enough students to make the subgroup made this target).

If a school receives Title I funds (federal funds for supplemental education in
reading and/or math), then consequences are attached to AYP determinations.



Colorado Department of Education, November 18, 2004
A Title I school that does not make AYP for two consecutive years in the same
content area (reading or math) is placed on first year School Improvement. This
requires the school to create a school improvement plan. The district must also
provide transportation for children whose parents wish to transfer them to a
higher performing school in the district. There are 40 schools on first year School
Improvement in Colorado.

Twenty eight Title I schools came off the improvement list this year because they
have made AYP for two consecutive years.

The following chart shows the school improvement progressions for Title I
schools.
 AYP Status     School Improvement          Sanctions           Number of
                        Status                                  Schools in
                                                                Colorado
Made AYP        None                     None                      493

Miss 1 year     None                      None                          45

Miss 2 years    School Improvement –       School                      40
                Year 1                      Improvement
                                            Plan
                                           Public School
                                            Choice
                                            Transportation
Miss 3 years    School Improvement-        School                      19
                Year 2                      Improvement
                                            Plan
                                           Public School
                                            Choice
                                            Transportation
                                           Supplemental
                                            Services
Miss 4 years    Corrective Action          Revise School               27
                                            Improvement
                                            Plan
                                           Public School
                                            Choice
                                            Transportation
                                           Supplemental
                                            Services
                                           District must take
                                            one of 7
                                            corrective
                                            actions.


Colorado Department of Education, November 18, 2004
Miss 5 years    Restructuring-            Public School                 2
                Planning                   Choice
                                           Transportation
                                          Supplemental
                                           Services
                                          District must
                                           make a plan to
                                           restructure the
                                           school.

Miss 6 years    Restructuring-            Public School                 1
                Implementation             Choice
                                           Transportation
                                          Supplemental
                                           Services
                                          District must
                                           implement the
                                           Restructuring
                                           Plan.


For more information about the specific schools involved or how AYP is
calculated, please go to www.cde.state.co.us/ayp.




Colorado Department of Education, November 18, 2004