Adequate Yearly Progress
Adequate yearly progress (AYP) sets a standard for accountability, which measures states, schools and districts by the results of state-level tests in 2 main content areas — math and reading. AYP uses this assessment data to measure the academic performance of all students, including subgroups such as children whose families qualify as low-income. The goal — all students reach 100% proficiency math and reading, beginning in 2014.
The state must transition from the accountability framework of the flexibility request — which allowed our state to modify certain provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) — to the standard regulations that govern school improvement. Schools and districts must make these changes during the 2014–15 school year.
Priority/Focus Schools for 2014-15
The U.S. Department of Education has allowed Washington to continue its support of priority/focus schools identified for the 2013-14 school year. We will use a methodology that blends the formula developed under the waiver with federal regulation.
AYP Appeals, Steps of Improvement
AYP Appeals Process | Steps of District & School Improvement (Graphic)
Notification Letters & Parent Guides
- Sample Notification Letters | These sample letters of notification cover the primary components of compliance with federal law related to adequate yearly progress, public school choice and supplemental educational services.
- Guides in Multiple Languages for Parent/Guardians │ Our growing library of downloadable publications will help family members understand school improvement, what to expect from schools and districts school and district, and how to encourage lifelong learning in your children.