The Texas Education Agency released 2010 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) results today.
Midland ISD met the 2010 AYP accountability standards as required by the federal government. In order to meet the standards for AYP, the district and schools had to test at least 95 percent of their students in both reading and math. At least 73 percent of the students had to pass the Reading/Language Arts test and at least 67 percent had to pass the math exam.
Schools and districts can also meet AYP by showing significant performance improvement.
This year, 94 percent of Midland ISD schools met AYP, compared to the state average of only 78 percent (schools not serving students in grades 3-8, and 10 are not included in AYP). Milam Elementary and Travis Elementary schools did not meet AYP this year due to performance on the reading exam. Travis also did not meet AYP due to performance in math.
All tested students are calculated into the percentages: TAKS, TAKS-Accommodated, TAKS-Modified and TAKS-Alternate.
Twenty-nine MISD campuses exceeded the requirements to meet AYP. Two campuses were not evaluated for being designated as a new campus, (Bowie Fine Arts Academy and Early College High School).
High schools and districts are rated on the 2009 graduation rate, while elementary and middle schools are rated on attendance as well as test scores and participation. High schools or districts had to achieve a graduation rate of 70 percent or better for the class of 2009.
Data for all students, as well as the subgroups of African American, Hispanic, white, economically disadvantaged, special education and limited English proficient are analyzed.
A primary difference between state and federal accountability is that two additional subgroups are included into the overall campus and district rates in regard to the met or missed standard.
“Though AYP standards substantially increased again this year, we are pleased with the improving student performance and expect to see further improvement in the areas that must be addressed. Our students, teachers and administrators should be proud for meeting and exceeding both state and federal requirements,” commented Dr. Ryder Warren, MISD superintendent.