The Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Report is an accountability system that is required by the federal government under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. All public schools are evaluated on a yearly basis and these evaluations report three things: Reading/English Language Arts, Mathematics, and an Other Measure. The “Other Measure” can be either the graduation rate or the attendance rate and it is determined by the grades that are offered in the school.
Texas’ AYP plan according to the NCLB act required that the state meet 100 percent of its progress goals in English,Language Arts, Reading, and Math. The Texas commissioner of education sought and received a waiver from NCLB AYP requirements from the U.S. Department of Education in September 2013; accordingly, Texas will not have to meet its 100 percent proficiency standard for AYP in 2014.
While it is not in place any longer (the system ended in 2012), information from the AYP is still used by TEA and other agencies.
Additional information can be found in TEA’s AYP website at the link below.
Last updated 12/17/2014