AYP on Agenda for School Board

District data reveals five of the district's nine schools failed to meet AYP in at least one area this year.

Yorkville Community Unit School District 115 school board members are sure to continue discussions of bolstering reading and math comprehension following the release of the district’s Adequate Yearly Progress during tonight’s board meeting.

According to district data five of the district’s nine schools failed to meet AYP requirements in at least one area, as defined by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Autumn Creek Elementary School, Grande Reserve Elementary School, Yorkville Middle School, Yorkville High School and Yorkville Intermediate School failed to meet the 92.5 percent mark set by the federal legislation that calls for 100 percent of students to meet academic standards by 2014.

Adequately Yearly Progress is the measurement for reading and math performance for the federal educational reform initiative No Child Left Behind. Lawmakers and education activists are scrambling to make changes to NCLB standards before the 100 percent requirement sets in in 2014.

In Illinois AYP is measured by the Illinois Student Achievement Tests. NCLB requires that every child meet standards in reading and math by 2014. Students are divided into various subgroups for testing purposes. If any subgroup fails to meet AYP, then the whole school does not meet AYP.

The subgroups defined by NCLB are: Racial/Ethnic: Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, Native American, Asian/Pacific Islander, and multi-ethnic; Economically Disadvantaged: Students on free or reduced lunch; Students with Disabilities: Students with IEPs; and Limited English Proficient students.

Autumn Creek did not meet AYP in reading for both the Hispanic and economically disadvantaged subgroup.

Grande Reserve did not meet AYP in reading for economically disadvantaged subgroup.

Yorkville Middle missed the mark in reading for economically disadvantaged subgroup and in math for students with IEP’s.

Yorkville High School failed to meet AYP in both reading and math and for students with IEP’s.

Yorkville Intermediate missed AYP in reading and math for Hispanic subgroup and reading for students in the economically disadvantaged subgroup and the subgroup for students with IEP’s.

The school board meeting begins at 7 p.m.


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