The No Child Left Behind Act requires schools to ensure that all students in each subgroup meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) toward their state’s learning goals. Schools that fail to meet AYP for all subgroups in two consecutive years must offer students the option to transfer. After three consecutive years without meeting AYP, schools must offer supplemental educational services as well as school choice. Schools that fall into either of these categories are in the “improvement” phase.
Below you’ll find a partial snapshot of the total number of schools that missed AYP this year, by state. All figures are preliminary and are subject to change, because not all states have finished calculating their schools’ AYP and because schools have 30 days to appeal their status. Wherever possible, the figures include the total number of schools in a state that did not make AYP; however, some states only report the number of Title I schools that did not make AYP. The list was compiled by eSchool News editors.
|Total number of schools||Number of schools that missed AYP||Percentage of the State’s Total Schools|
|Indiana (*Title I totals only)||791||117||15%|
|Iowa (*Title I totals only)||800||11||1%|
|Oklahoma (*high school not counted)||1801||51||3%|