BJHS fails to meet AYP requirements
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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