• Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) Targets

    Schools are evaluated on achievement using the PSSA, participation in those tests, and on attendance (at the elementary/middle school level) and graduation rate (at the high school level).  These measurements make up a school’s Adequate Yearly Progress, commonly known as AYP. Using 2001-2002 data as the starting point, Pennsylvania established the following AYP targets for 2008-2010:
    • 63% of students proficient or above in reading
    • 56% of students proficient or above in math
    • 95% student participation in the PSSA
    • 90% or improvement in attendance/80% or improvement in graduation
    These expectations apply not only to the school or district as a whole, but also to the performance of subgroups, including racial/ethnic categories, low-income students, students with disabilities, and English Language Learners.


    The public can access any district's AYP rating at PA Department of Education Web Site
     
     
    Will these targets change?

    Yes. School and district targets will gradually become higher:
     
    READING:
  • 2008-2010 – 63%
  • 2011 – 72%
  • 2012 – 81%
  • 2013 – 91%
  • 2014 – 100%

MATH:
  • 2008-2010 – 56%
  • 2011 – 67%
  • 2012 – 78%
  • 2013 – 89%
  • 2014 – 100%