Falling Short of Adequate Yearly Progress

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Following is a list of suburban Maryland public schools that have failed to make "adequate yearly progress" (AYP) under the federal No Child Left Behind law for two or more consecutive years.

After two years of failing to make AYP, a school receives a Year 1 designation and enters the first year of a school improvement program. A school that falls short again receives a Year 2 designation and enters the second year of the program.

A school that is not making AYP after two years in the improvement program is deemed in need of corrective action (CA), which could include replacing school staff, adopting new curriculum, reducing the authority of the school principal and extending the school day or year. After a year of corrective action, a school that fails to make AYP is deemed in need of a restructuring plan (RP); failure after two years of corrective action marks the school for restructuring implementation (RI), which could include replacing all or most school staff relevant to the failure to make AYP, contracting with a management company to operate the school and reopening the school as a public charter school.

Anne Arundel County

Annapolis Middle -- CA

Brooklyn Park Middle -- CA

KIPP Harbor Academy at Annapolis -- Year 1

Lindale Middle -- Year 2

Marley Middle -- Year 2

Wiley H. Bates Middle -- Year 2

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