AYP Information

Adequate Yearly Progress

Adequate yearly progress (AYP) is required by the United States Depart Education for all districts and schools that get Title I federal funding under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. To make AYP, each school must achieve West Virginia Department of Education targets on the WV state assessment, the WESTEST, in Reading/Language Arts and Mathematics. To meet these targets, a designated percentage of students must score at the proficiency level designated. To meet targets, 95% of students must take each assessment. In addition, schools must meet targets for graduation rate and attendance. All of these standards must be met by all students, measured as a whole, and by each subgroup. If just one subgroup misses just one target, the entire school doesn’t make AYP. Only subgroups larger that 50 students count for AYP. To protect student privacy, the scores of subgroups smaller than 50 will not be reported.

Below you will find the information from the report the West Virginia Department of Education released on the AYP our schools are making toward achieving proficiency for 100 percent of our students under NCLB.

 

NCLB SCHOOL LIST
WVEIS Code School Name School Type AYP
2011
AYP
2010
AYP
2009
AYP
2008
AYP
2007
Clay COUNTY
1. 016 – 202 Clay Elementary School Elementary Made  AYP Made AYP Made AYP Made AYP Made AYP
2. 016 – 205 Lizemore Elementary School Elementary Made AYP Made AYP Made AYP Made AYP Made AYP
3. 016 – 208 H E White Elementary School Elementary Made AYP Made AYP Made AYP Made AYP Made AYP
4. 016 – 209 Big Otter Elementary School Elementary Made AYP Made AYP Made AYP NA NA
5. 016 – 301 Clay Middle School Middle Made  AYP Did Not Meet AYP Did Not Meet AYP Did Not Meet AYP Did Not Meet AYP
6. 016 – 501 Clay County High School High Made AYP Made AYP Made AYP Made AYP Made AYP

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE WV COUNTY REPORT CARD DATA FOR 2010

C L A Y      C O U N T Y      S C H O O L S 

 

 

P.O. Box 120

242 Church Street

Clay, West Virginia  25043

Telephone (304) 587-4266

Fax (304) 587-4181

www.claycountyschools.org 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Kenneth Tanner, Superintendent

Dr. R.B. Legg, Jr., President

Danny Brown, Assistant Superintendent

O. Gene King, Vice President

Beth Cercone, Member

Dave Mullins, Member

Morgan Triplett, Member

 

TO:                  Big Otter Elementary School Parents

Clay County High School Parents

HE White Elementary School Parents

Lizemore Elementary School Parents

 

FROM: Kenneth Tanner, Superintendent

 

SUBJECT: AYP Status

 

DATE: August 18, 2011

 

 

I hope you are doing well and that your son or daughter is excited about school.  The staff members are looking forward to working with you and your child as this school year begins.  We are dedicated to strengthening our academic programs as we strive for  academic excellence.

 

I am very pleased with the overall progress of each school.  These schools are  making “Adequate Yearly Progress” (AYP) in every area, based on results from the Westest 2 in Reading and Mathematics, and based on the attendance/dropout  rate.  I congratulate the students, staff, and parents for their diligent work in improving academic performance.

 

We encourage you to contact us throughout the year with your suggestions and concerns.  We recognize our shared interests and responsibilities we have for children, and we want to work with you to create better programs and opportunities for all students.  We believe that strong parent-school partnerships are very important in helping students succeed!

 

Please check out our website at www.claycountyschools.org and the schools’ websites for updates and additional school information.  Thank you for your time and support of Clay County Schools.

 

 

C L A Y      C O U N T Y      S C H O O L S 

 

P.O. Box 120

242 Church Street

Clay, West Virginia  25043

Telephone (304) 587-4266

Fax (304) 587-4181

www.claycountyschools.org 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Kenneth Tanner, Superintendent

Dr. R.B. Legg, Jr., President

Danny Brown, Assistant Superintendent

O. Gene King, Vice President

Beth Cercone, Member

Dave Mullins, Member

Morgan Triplett, Member

TO: Clay Elementary School Parents

FROM: Kenneth Tanner, Superintendent

SUBJECT:  AYP Status of Clay Elementary School

DATE:  August 18, 2011

 

I hope you are doing well and that your son or daughter is excited about school.  The staff members of Clay Elementary School are looking forward to working with you and your child as this school year begins. We are committed to strengthening our academic programs as we strive for academic excellence.

 

We are dedicated to providing all students with the educational foundation necessary to succeed in school and in life.  To ensure your child’s success, we have set high standards that are reflected in what is taught in our classrooms.  The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires that adequate yearly progress (AYP) in reading/language arts and mathematics be measured annually for each school in West Virginia.

 

AYP is based primarily on the results of the Westest 2 state assessment given to students in grades 3 through 11.  Schools must meet the state’s academic proficiency benchmarks, as well as other indicators such as test participation and attendance/graduation rate, to make AYP.  These benchmarks increase on an incremental basis every year. Schools that do not make AYP for one year, receive a warning to alert them that students did not meet at least one of the AYP indicators.  If a school does not make AYP for two or more consecutive years in the same content area it is identified as a school in need of improvement and certain sanctions must be applied. Clay Elementary School did not make AYP for the first time with the 2010-2011 Westest 2 results.

 

The Clay Elementary School staff will be re-evaluating the school’s strategic plan to identify ways to restructure and strengthen instructional and support programs for students as a result of not meeting Adequate Yearly Progress and the state standards. As a parent, you are encouraged to contact your child’s school principal to provide input to the school strategic plan and see how you can become involved in helping the school address its achievement issues.  We want to continue serving your child, and we’ll use all the resources available to us to help our students achieve.

 

We hope you will join us in supporting our students and teachers as we work toward reaching our goals for next year.  We encourage you to contact us throughout the year with your suggestions and concerns.  We recognize our shared interests and responsibilities we have for children, and we want to work with you to create better programs and opportunities for all students.  We believe that strong parent-school partnerships are very important in helping students succeed!  Questions concerning this issue should be directed to Michelle Paxton, Principal of Clay Elementary School or Joan Haynie, Title I Director. Please check out our website at www.claycountyschools.org and the Clay Elementary School site at www.clayelementaryschool.org for updates about our schools.  Thank you for your time and support.

 

 

C L A Y      C O U N T Y      S C H O O L S 

 

P.O. Box 120

242 Church Street

Clay, West Virginia  25043

Telephone (304) 587-4266

Fax (304) 587-4181

www.claycountyschools.org 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Kenneth Tanner, Superintendent

Dr. R.B. Legg, Jr., President

Danny Brown, Assistant Superintendent

O. Gene King, Vice President

Beth Cercone, Member

Dave Mullins, Member

Morgan Triplett, Member

 

Dear Parent/Guardian of a CCMS Student:

 

 

West Virginia’s public schools have been working hard to improve the performance of our students in reading, writing, and mathematics.  On state tests, most students are scoring well and are achieving mastery in these core subjects.  Our schools have shown that they can and will rise to high standards.

 

The federal law, No Child Left Behind, requires that schools that do not meet the state standards for two consecutive years are identified for school improvement.  Clay CountyMiddle School did not meet the state standards for Adequate Yearly Progress in 2008- 2009 and 2009-2010.  No Child Left Behind legislation requires that schools not meeting every category of Adequate Yearly Progress provide school choice when feasible.  Since ClayCountyMiddle School is the only school in our district that serves grades 6-8 and no middle school in any surrounding county met every category of AYP, school choice is not feasible.  ClayCountyMiddle School will focus on providing supplementary education services to improve student performance.

 

Students with disabilities have special and specific needs. It may not be appropriate to offer students with disabilities the same school choices as offered to non-disabled students. In determining the choices available to disabled students, the county will match the abilities and needs of a student with disabilities with those schools that have the capability to provide appropriate services. Therefore, if the parent(s) of a student with a disability expresses an interest in exercising the school choice option, education representativeswill meet with the parent(s) to discuss their child’s specific needs in relation to choice option(s). The parent must request this meeting by calling the Clay County Schools Central Office at (304) 587-4266.

 

The ClayCountyMiddle School staff will be re-evaluating the school’s strategic plan to identify ways to restructure and strengthen instructional and support programs for students as a result of not meeting Adequate Yearly Progress and the state standards.  Parent and community members are encouraged to work with the school in the development of the strategic plan.

 

Questions concerning this issue should be directed to Joe Paxton, PrincipalClayCountyMiddle School or Joan Haynie, Director of Federal Programs.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Kenneth Tanner, Superintendent of Schools                         Joe Paxton, Principal CCMS