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What if my child's school does not make adequate yearly progress?

Under the No Child Left Behind Act, by the start of the school year parents should be notified as to whether their child's school has made adequate yearly progress (AYP).

Schools that have not made AYP for two consecutive school years are identified for improvement. While school officials must develop a plan to turn around the school, every student in a school receiving Title I funds must be given the option to transfer to another public school in the district that has not been identified as needing improvement. The district must provide transportation up to certain spending limits. Parents should be notified about their choices "not later than the first day of the school year following such identification," the law requires.

If the school does not make AYP for three years, the district must offer students from low-income families supplemental educational services--free tutoring and other academic services outside of the regular school day.

Schools that remain "in improvement" for additional years are subject to corrective action and restructuring.

AYP adequate yearly progress: the annual level of improvement, as measured on student assessments and other academic indicators, set by each state that a school must achieve.
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Title Annotation:No Child Left Behind Act, adequate yearly progress on schools
Publication:The Achiever
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2005
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