Alabama: Adequate Yearly Progress
GOAL: Score at or above the annual measurable objectives, Have at least a 95% participation rate
- Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)
- Reading in Grades 3 - 8
- Mathematics in Grades 3 - 8
- Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE)
- Reading and mathematics subject-area tests in Grade 11
- Alabama Alternate Assessment (AAA)
- Reading Extended Standards in Grades 3 – 8 and 11
- Mathematics Extended Standards in Grades 3 – 8 and 11
The results of these assessments and the participation rates will be reported separately for reading and mathematics for the All Students category and disaggregated for the following groups:
- Economically disadvantaged (free/reduced meals)
- Major racial/ethnic groups
- Special education students
- Students with limited English proficiency
To be in compliance with the mandates of No Child Left Behind, science is assessed at Grades 5, 7, and 11. The results of the Alabama Science Assessment: Grade 5, the Alabama Science Assessment: Grade 7, and the biology subject-area test of the Alabama High School Graduation Exam are reported, but are not used for determining a school or system’s accountability status.
Additional Academic Indicators
Goal: Reach the goal or make improvement toward the goal
- Attendance rates for schools without Grade 12 – all grades within the school (goal of 95%)
- Graduation rates for schools with Grade 12 (goal of 90% at end of Grade 12)
Who Is Included
- All schools, including those with no accountability grades.
- Students enrolled in the school or school system for a “full academic year” will be included in the calculations for reading and mathematics test scores.
- Students enrolled on the first day of the state testing window will be included in calculations for the participation rates.
- Components for AYP
- Reading (annual measurable objectives and participation rates)
- Mathematics (annual measurable objectives and participation rates)
- Additional academic indicators
- School Improvement for Schools
- A school must miss AYP in the same component for two consecutive years in order to be identified for school improvement.
- School Improvement for School System
- A school system must miss AYP in the same component in all three grade spans (Grades 3 – 5, Grades 6 – 8, and High School) for two consecutive years in order to be identified for school improvement.
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