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Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)

AYP Reports

What is the AYP?

AYP is a series of annual academic performance goals established for each school, LEA (Local Education Agency), and the state as a whole. Schools, LEAs, and the state are determined to have met AYP if they meet or exceed each year’s goals (AYP targets and criteria).

California's Definition of AYP

Under California’s criteria for ESEA, schools and LEAs are required to meet or exceed requirements within each of the following four areas in order to make AYP annually: 

Requirement 1: Participation Rate
Requirement 2: Percent Proficient—Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) 
Requirement 3: API as an Additional Indicator
Requirement 4: Graduation Rate 

If a school or an LEA misses one or more requirements, it does not make AYP and may be identified for PI. The “AYP Criteria” section describes the specifics for each of the four requirements.

Sources of Data Used in AYP Calculations

The information that forms the basis for AYP participation rate and percent proficient calculations (Requirements 1 and 2) comes from assessment results of the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program and the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE). More information about these testing programs is located on the CDE Testing and Accountability Web page at ESEA mandates that all students tested on statewide assessments in ELA and mathematics perform at the proficient level or above on these assessments by 2014.

​Source: California Department of Education
Analysis, Measurement, Accountability Division
2012 Adequate Yearly Progress Report Information Guide - Pages 4-5