Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires schools and districts to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) each year based on targets determined by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).
Schools must meet AYP in three ways:
- Proficiency in reading and math
- Participation in reading and math assessments
- Average daily attendance (elementary and middle schools) or graduation rates (high schools)
A school that fails to meet AYP for two consecutive years becomes a School in Need of Improvement. A school that fails to meet AYP for five consecutive years may be Restructured.
Learn more about AYP in the OSSE AYP Manual »
School, district, and state performance on the DC CAS and AYP indicators from 2003 to present are found in OSSE’s Data Reports.