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2005 Final Adequate Yearly Progress Status Key Points

2005 Final Adequate Yearly Progress Status
Under No Child Left Behind Accountability Requirements

KEY POINTS
NJ ASK 3 - NJ ASK 4 – GEPA – HSPA

  1. The results of this data analysis are final.
  2. Data for NJ ASK 3 and NJ ASK 4 are aggregated for AYP calculations if grades 3 and 4 are housed in the same school.  AYP is calculated separately if they are housed in different schools.
  3. Proficiency benchmarks have increased for 2005 results.  Targets apply to grade span 3-4, grade 8, and grade 11. 
  4. Student mobility is based on students enrolled after July 1 for NJ ASK 3, NJ ASK 4, GEPA, and HSPA.  (See www.nj.gov/njded/title1/accountability/ayp/time_in_school.shtml for the full definition.)
  5. All students were counted for 2005 AYP final results.  If all students within a school were entered as not enrolled for a full year for two consecutive years, these students were also included in the 2005 AYP final results.
  6. Alternate Proficiency Assessment (APA) results for proficiency are added to the special education and other subgroups.  Participation for students taking the APA is included.
  7. For limited English proficient (LEP) students, the full flexibility of the law is applied.  Results for students who have exited from English language instructional programs may be included for up to two years.
  8. A five percent misclassification rate is applied to the AYP benchmarks for both the total school and student subgroup performance.  This misclassification rate is not applied for safe harbor calculations.
  9. For participation calculations, the student count is 40, that is, subgroups with 40 or more students are calculated.  For proficiency, the student count is 20, except for the special education subgroup, which is 35.  Subgroups must have 20/35 or more students to be calculated for proficiency.
  10. Subgroup minimum numbers apply for aggregated grade span calculations.  For example, a subgroup minimum of 40 is applied for aggregated NJ ASK 3 and NJ ASK 4 test participation and 20/35 for proficiency.
  11. A dash (-) in the “Made 95% Participation Rate” and “Made 2005 AYP Benchmark Target” columns denotes no students or less than the required number of students in a student subgroup.
  12. Safe harbor is calculated for the total population and all student subgroups.
  13. Safe harbor is attained if the proportion of students in the subgroup or the total population scoring partially proficient is reduced by ten percent over the previous year.
  14. If prior year data are not available, safe harbor is not calculated.  This applies to new schools and reconfigured schools.  Safe harbor for aggregate grades 3 and 4 is determined using the NJ ASK 4 results from the prior year.
  15. IEP exempt students are calculated for AYP; exemption refers to graduation requirements only.
  16. Schools currently identified as in need of improvement that have too few students to be analyzed in all the subgroups remain in their current improvement status.