Student academic improvement continues

RANGELY I “I was pleased to learn that 100 percent of Rangely schools made Adequate Yearly Progress this year, with the ratcheting up of federal standards, which only allowed for 46 percent of schools to succeed statewide.” said Rangely School District Superintendent Todd Cordrey.
Rangely school district was in the top 26 percent of school districts with only 45 of the 178 school districts meeting the heightened federal standards required for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
Why does AYP exist?
Sec. 1111 (b)(F) — Each state shall establish a timeline for adequate yearly progress. The timeline shall ensure that not later than 12 years after the 2001-2002 school year, all students will meet or exceed the state’s proficient level of academic achievement on the state’s assessments (No Child Left Behind Act, 2001).
What is AYP?
AYP stands for Adequate Yearly Progress. It represents the annual academic performance targets in reading and math that the state, school districts and individual schools must reach to be considered on track for 100 percent proficiency by school year 2013-14.
AYP results complement recent CSAP results which show Rangely school district improving in 18 of the 27 tested areas.
“The federal and state accountability systems demonstrate that Rangely School District is on the right trajectory, with the right people, using the right processes to improve learning for all Rangely students,” said Cordrey.