No Child Left Behind and AYP
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires all states to measure each public school's and district's achievement and establish annual achievement targets for the state.
The overarching goal is for all students to meet or exceed standards in reading and mathematics by 2014.
Each year, the state will calculate a school or district's Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) to determine if students are improving their performance based on the established annual targets. Through links on this website, you can review the federal law and regulations regarding AYP.
Public School Choice
Under the Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), if a Title I school does not make adequate yearly progress (AYP) for two years in a row, it is said to be “in need of improvement,” and it must offer parents public school choice. Such schools must continue to offer school choice each year until they make AYP for two years in a row. Implementing this NCLB requirement depends on the availability of other schools in the district that are making AYP and their capacity to add students to their enrollment.
If there are no qualifying schools in the district that can accept students, the district must try to make cooperating agreements with nearby districts that do have eligible schools. While a neighboring district is under no obligation to enter into a cooperative agreement, it may choose to, depending on a number of factors, including its enrollment capacity.
Additional information on School Choice can be found at http://www.isbe.net/grants/html/choice.htm
SES (Supplemental Educational Services)
Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Section 1116 (e), students from low-income families attending schools that do not make adequate yearly progress for three or more years are eligible to receive Supplemental Educational Services (SES). ISBE’s Data Analysis Division determines school status for each school year and publishes a list.
School districts are responsible for funding these services, which must be provided outside the normal school day, through their Title I, Part A funds. The ISBE must develop and apply objective criteria to create a list of approved SES providers.
Additional information on SES can be found at http://www.isbe.net/ses/default.htm