Schools Meeting Federal Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
Why it Matters: This measure shows the percentage of schools that are making progress torward federal school accountability requirements. AYP was the cornerstone of the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001. In Michigan, it measured year-to-year student achievement on the MEAP for elementary and middle schools, or the MME for high schools from its beginning in 2001 until the 2011-2012 school year. Other indicators, such as the number of students who participate in the assessments and graduation rate for high schools, were also considered in the calculation.
Source: Michigan Department of Education, Bureau of Assessment and Accountability
Updated annually in August
In the summer of 2012, Michigan was approved for flexibility from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. The approved flexibility waiver from the United States Department of Education has created a new and exciting method for looking at school accountability in the State of Michigan. Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, the Michigan Department of Education will release Michigan School Scorecards as the indicator of school and district compliance, assessment participation and assessment performance requirements in fulfillment of Michigan's approved ESEA Flexibility. For more information on Michigan's ESEA Flexibility, please visit www.mi.gov/eseaflex
Note: In order to more accurately reflect career and college readiness, the Michigan Department of Education will use more rigorous proficiency calculations (cut scores) for key subject matter areas. The new cut scores will be applied to MEAP and MME tests administered during the 2011 - 2012 school year. To ease the transition to the new cut scores, student performance information for the past four years of testing has been recalculated. Although the student performance information has not changed and is valid as it was reported at the time, this display shows performance information based on the new cut scores.