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BJHS fails to meet AYP requirements

August 9, 2011

Public schools in Kansas showed improved scores and success ratings in the yearly Adequate Yearly Progress requirements for the 2010-11 school year, despite having to meet higher standards.

The Kansas State Department of Education announced Tuesday that 1,148 schools, which is 84 percent of the 1,367 public schools in Kansas, met the AYP requirements for the 2010-11 school year, compared to the 81 percent in 2009-10.

Baldwin Junior High School was the only school in the USD 348 Baldwin City School District not to make the AYP requirements. The official state assessment results aren't expected to be released until October.

AYP is a requirement under the No Child Left Behind Act and is designated to “measures the ability of schools and districts to meet specified targets for student performance and participation on reading and math assessments, as well as in the areas of attendance and graduation,” according to the Kansas Department of Education.

The bar for success in the tests rose this year. In order to meet the requirements for the state reading tests, 87.8 percent of the K-8 students needed to meet the standards, while only 83.7 percent had to make the mark in 2009-10. In math, 86.7 percent of K-8 students were required to meet the standards, up from 82.3 percent in 2009-10. For students in grades nine through 12, the reading requirement percentage was 86, up from 81.3 in 2009-10, and the math target was 82.3, which rose from 76.4 percent the year before.

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Torch 9 years, 1 month ago


We have shiny new buildings that other districts don't have!


greyghost 9 years, 1 month ago

Actually, that's probably the reason the JH didn't make AYP. The JH is not shiny or new.

We should start a coalition to either build a new JH, or close the JH and consolidate it into the IC or the HS.

Or even better, we should move the JH into a mud-floored-barn like the one that Torch went to.


lisagaylesmith 9 years, 1 month ago

And it is just going to get harder and harder to meet those standards since the board of education last year increased the average class sizes of K-5. When a teacher of a primary grade goes from teaching 18 to teaching 23 six year olds, our kids get short changed. We'll watch those scores drop a lot in the next few years. Shiney new buildings are costing this district in a lot of areas.


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