Archive for Thursday, September 16, 2010

Basehor-Linwood district falls short of AYP

September 16, 2010

The Basehor-Linwood School District failed to meet the standard of adequate yearly progress laid out by the federal No Child Left Behind act for the 2009-10 school year, according to data released by the state this week.

Basehor-Linwood Middle School and Basehor Elementary School also did not meet AYP.

The district and both schools missed AYP not because of students' collective performance but because of the performance of specific subgroups. No Child Left Behind dictates that specific groups of students – such as students with special needs, students who receive free or reduced-price lunch or students who speak English as a second language – must meet AYP standards for proficiency, as well as the general student population.

Among the full student population, the district surpassed the AYP targets and increased its percentage of students who met proficiency standards compared with 2008-09.

Overall, 94.3 percent of students met proficiency standards on reading assessments, and 89.5 percent met standards in math.

Statewide, 211 of 293 school districts met AYP, and 1,125 of 1,380 public schools met AYP. The number of districts that missed AYP more than doubled from 2008-09, jumping from 34 to 82 as No Child Left Behind targets continued to rise toward the goal that 100 percent of students meet standards by 2014.

For more on AYP results and what they mean for the district, pick up the Sept. 23 issue of the Sentinel.

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