The AYP Report is required by the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. This report shows how well schools and school districts are meeting common standards of academic performance, as measured by whether the school or school district makes AYP. Required AYP targets increase yearly until 2013-14 when all schools must have 100 percent of their students performing at or above the proficient level on statewide tests.
By law, all California schools and school districts receive annual AYP results. Each year, schools and school districts must meet four sets of requirements to make AYP. The requirements reflect statewide performance levels and are the same for all schools and school districts of the same type (see table on next page). The requirements include: (1) student participation rate on statewide tests, (2) percentage of students scoring at the proficient level or above in English-language arts and mathematics on statewide tests, (3) API Growth, and (4) graduation rate (if high school students are enrolled). Numerically significant groups of students at a school or school district also must meet participation rate and percent proficient requirements.