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Factors Considered in Determining Adequate Yearly Progress

Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) calculations in Illinois are now based on three factors, beginning in 2003:

Number 1 Meeting Target Math & Reading Scores

The percent of reading and math scores that meet or exceed standards, compared to the annual state targets.

Percent of Target Math Scores
Year Reading and Math Score Targets
2003
40%
2004
40%
2005
47.5%
2006
47.5%
2007
55%
2008
62.5%
2009
70%
2010
77.5%
2011
85%
2012
92.5%
2013
92.5%
2014
100%

Number 2Participation Rates


The most basic requirement for making AYP is a 95% participation rate of students in all measurable subgroups taking state assessments.

To calculate the participation percentage (proportion):

— divided by —
This same formula will be used at both the school and district levels to determine participation rates.

Number 3 The Other Indicators

After schools/districts meet the 95% participation rate requirements, and the achievement requirement, they must also meet one last performance requirement, "the other indicator."

The attendance rates of students in elementary and middle schools, and the graduation rates of students in high schools, which must meet or exceed the state's annual targets.

Elementary and Middle Schools:

The school must have an 88% attendance rate overall and for each subgroup.

 
Performance Targets for Attendance Rates
Year Attendance Rates
2003
88%
2004
89%
2005
89%
2006
89%
2007
90%
2008
90%
2009
90%
2010
91%
2011
91%
2012
91%
2013
92%
2014
92%

High Schools:

Overall, and within each sub-group, 65% of students must graduate from high school.

Performance Targets for High School Graduation Rates
Year Graduation Rate
2003
65%
2004
66%
2005
67%
2006
69%
2007
72%
2008
75%
2009
78%
2010
80%
2011
82%
2012
84%
2013
85%
2014
85%