No Child Left Behind - 2008
The reforms introduced into the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESAE) by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) fundamentally changed the way that states and districts approach the challenge of education all students to achieve high standards. The NCLB Act of 2001 requires that all schools be included in Adequately Yearly Progress (AYP) reporting. Questions regarding your child’s AYP should be addressed to the Director of Assessment or the Director of Program Improvement within NMUSD.
What is AYP?
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) of a series of annual academic performance goals established for each school, local educational agency (LEA) and the state as a whole. AYP is required under Title 1 of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. States commit to the goals of NCLB by participating in Title 1, a program under NCLB that provides funding to help educate low income children. The primary goal of Title 1 is for all students to be proficient in English –language arts and mathematics, as determined by the state assessment, 2014.
Schools and LEAs and the state must meet all AYP criteria in order to meet federal NCLB accountability requirements. Currently, the consequences of not meeting AYP criteria apply only to those schools and LEAs that receive Title 1 funds. Schools and LEAs that receive federal Title 1 funds face NCLB Program Improvement (PI) requirements if they do not meet AYP criteria.
PI is a formal designation for Title 1 funded schools and LEAs. A Title 1 school or LEAS is identified for PI if it does not meet AYP criteria for two consecutive years within specific areas. A school or LEA is eligible to exit PI if it makes AYP for two consecutive years.
For more information on AYP please contact the Director of Assessment.
When schools do not meet State targets for improving achievement for all students and are in PI Year 1 – 5, parents under NCLB may request the opportunity to transfer to another school.
The forms for parents to request the transfer are located on the District website. Every parent who is eligible for parental choice will be notified through a letter at the start of each school year. The LEA is responsible for paying all or a portion of the transportation necessary for students to attend their new school.
Supplemental Educational Services
When schools do not meet State targets for improving achievement for all students and are in PI Year 2 – 5, may request Supplemental Educational Services. Supplemental educational service is additional academic services designed to increase the academic achievement of low-income students in the low performing schools. These services may include tutoring, remediation, or other educational interventions that are consistent with the content and instructions used by the LEA (local educational agency) and are aligned with the State’s academic content standards. Supplemental educational services must be provided outside the regular school day.