Tyler ISD students exceed majority of progress standards

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 12:13pm

Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, is a measurement standard set by the Federal
Government under the No Child Left Behind Act. All public school districts, campuses and the
state are required to meet AYP criteria on the following measures: math performance,
reading/English Language Arts (ELA) performance, math participation, reading/ELA
participation, and graduation rate. Earlier today, the State released the preliminary AYP results
for the 2011-2012 school year.

Tyler ISD students exceeded the standard set by the Federal Government in three of the five
categories: math participation, reading/ELA participation, and graduation rate. The AYP
standard for participation, or the number of students who take the test on the testing day, was 90
percent for the 2011-2012 school year. In Tyler ISD, 99 percent of students participated in
reading/ELA testing and 100 percent of students participated in math testing. The AYP standard
for graduation rate was 75 percent for the 2011-2012 school year. Tyler ISD surpassed that
standard by more than 10 percent, with a graduation rate of 85.2 percent.

The AYP standards set by the Federal Government for math and reading/ELA performance have
continued to increase since the standards were set at 47 percent for reading/ELA and 33 percent
for math in the 2002-2003 school year. For the 2011-2012 school year, 85 percent of Tyler ISD
students met the AYP standard for reading/ELA, while 80 percent of students met the AYP math
standard. The standards set by the Federal Government have steadily increased, and will
continue to do so, until passing rates reach 100 percent in both math and reading/ELA in the
2013-2014 school year. Tyler ISD is proud of the academic progress our students have made in
recent years, and we are committed to continuing that progress as we begin a new school year.

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