Click on the map to see the percentage of schools in each district that made Adequate Yearly Progress in 2011, as well as the demographics of each district. The darker green a district is colored, the greater the ACHIEVEMENT GAP for minorities and economically disadvantaged students.
BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana calculates AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) based primarily on student test scores. Here’s how it works:
Basic or above in either English or math and Approaching Basic or above in the other subject.
Basic means the student is performing on grade-level. Approaching Basic means the student has mastered some—but not all—the knowledge and skills for the grade.
School Performance Scores (SPS) are calculated 90% on test scores, 10% on attendance for all students enrooled in the school. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) goal is for each Louisiana public school to have an SPS of 120 by 2014.
AYP (Annual Yearly Progress) is evaluated two ways.
(1) Did the school meet its Growth Target for the year? The state sets the Growth Target based on the school’s SPS in the previous year, and on how close the school is to the 2014 goal. For example, a school with an SPS of 90 in 2011 would have a Growth Target of 100 for 2012, 110 for 2013, and 120 for 2014.
(2) AYP is also calculated for each school’s demographic subgroups—as a whole. Subgroups that are evaluated for AYP include Hispanic, White, Black, Native American, Asian, Pacific Islander, Other, and Mixed race; students with disabilities, limited English proficiency, and economically disadvantaged (students eligible for free or reduced price lunch).
The Achievement Gap is the difference between the performance of a school’s entire student body, and the performance of the subgroups.