Group met measure

   Group met goal using Confidence Interval

   Group met target using Safe Harbor

   Group met target using Safe Harbor with Confidence Interval

   Group met measure using Growth Model

   Group met goal or target using Pennsylvania Performance Index (2008 only)

   Group met goal or target using an Appeal

   Group met measure using Proxy (2009 only)

   Group did not meet measure

   Group met measure using two year data

   Group met measure using two year data with Confidence Interval

   Group met measure using three year data

   Group met measure using three year data with Confidence Interval

-   Fewer than 40 students tested

   Percentage includes two consecutive years of data

   Percentage includes three consecutive years of data

For Parents

What is this Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) report?

This report is a summary of your district's/LEA's Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) results. The purpose of AYP is to ensure that all students have reading and math skills that prepare them for the future. Adequate Yearly Progress measures whether schools and districts/LEAs have met the improvement goals established by No Child Left Behind. To "make AYP," students in the school or district/LEA must meet goals in all three AYP Objectives: (1) Graduation and/or Attendance, (2) Academic Performance, and (3) Test Participation. This year, districts/LEAs are assessed in three grade spans: Grades 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12. In NORTHERN YORK CO SD, the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) taken by students in Grades 3-8 and 11 is used to determine Academic Performance and Test Participation in Reading and Mathematics.To learn more about AYP, click the "About AYP" link at the top of the page.

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Did this district/LEA meet all AYP measures?

NORTHERN YORK CO SD met all AYP Measures (Graduation, Attendance, Academic Performance, and Test Participation) in 2011-12. This is good news! This district/LEA is on track to meet the goal of all students reaching proficiency.

Unlike schools, districts/LEAs are not required to meet all indicators to demonstrate adequate yearly progress. Although NORTHERN YORK CO SD made AYP this year, not all measures were met. This means that improvement is needed in:

  • Reading Performance in Grades 9-12. At least one of the student groups performed below the AYP target of 81% and did not show enough improvement from last year to reach Safe Harbor.
  • Mathematics Performance in Grades 6-8. At least one of the student groups performed below the AYP target of 78% and did not show enough improvement from last year to reach Safe Harbor.

The performance chart and/or data table can show more details about how this district/LEA performed.

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Did this district/LEA meet any AYP targets through Safe Harbor?

Safe Harbor is achieved when a subgroup has greatly improved since the previous year — even though it did not meet the state goal. (The measure for Safe Harbor improvement is at least a 10% reduction of the percentage of students who scored below proficient for Reading or Mathematics from last year to this year).

For NORTHERN YORK CO SD, the Safe Harbor targets for test performance were met in:

  • Grades 3-5 Reading Performance of the IEP-Special Education student group.
  • Grades 3-5 Mathematics Performance of the IEP-Special Education student group.
  • Grades 3-5 Reading Performance of the Economically Disadvantaged student group.
  • Grades 6-8 Reading Performance of the IEP-Special Education student group.
  • Grades 9-12 Mathematics Performance of the Students Overall group.
  • Grades 9-12 Mathematics Performance of the White non-Hispanic student group.
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Did this district/LEA meet any AYP measures through the Growth Model?

The Growth Model recognizes the efforts of schools and districts/LEAs whose students have not achieved proficiency but are on trajectories towards proficiency on future PSSA exams. The Growth Model will be calculated for Performance Indicators (i.e., the all student group and up to nine subgroups). Projected scores are calculated for all students - including students who are proficient. If a projected score cannot be calculated for a particular student, the student’s actual score is used. The Growth Model will be applied to an AYP Performance Indicator only if the indicator cohort has not met AYP performance by any of the existing goals or targets. Actual, not projected, PASA scores, PSSA-M scores, 3rd grade scores, and 11th grade scores are always used, as well as the scores for any students with insufficient data points to make a projection.

Grade Last Tested Scores used in Growth Model Calculation
3Actual Grade 3 Scores
4Projected Scores in Grade 6
5Projected Scores in Grade 7
6Projected Scores in Grade 8
7Projected Scores in Grade 8
8Projected Scores in Grade 11
11Actual Grade 11 Scores

NORTHERN YORK CO SD met AYP measures by the Growth Model in:

  • Grades 6-8 Reading Performance of the Economically Disadvantaged student group.
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Did this district/LEA meet any AYP measures through the appeals process?

When initial AYP results are announced each year, schools and districts/LEAs have the opportunity to review the data that is utilized to determine AYP and request changes through the Bureau of Assessment and Accountability to correct any errors. Also, schools and districts/LEAs have the opportunity to appeal the AYP rulings through the Pennsylvania Department of Education if they believe their AYP identification was in error for statistical or other substantive reasons.

Since all test performance targets/goals to meet AYP were met by NORTHERN YORK CO SD, appeals were not applicable.

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What does this report mean for NORTHERN YORK CO SD?

Well done! This district/LEA has performed well this year, and appears to be on track to meet the goal of all students attaining proficiency in Reading and Math by the year 2014.

This district/LEA may wish to review its improvement strategies and create an improvement plan to continue to meet AYP next year. Click the 'About AYP' link at the top of the page to learn more about AYP requirements and AYP status levels in Pennsylvania.

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What can parents do?

There are several ways to get involved in your child's education and to help your child and your child's school succeed.

  • Make sure your child is in school: Please make sure your child is attending school every day, including testing days.
  • Help your child succeed: The most important requirements of AYP are your child’s achieved performance and demonstrated growth in Reading and Mathematics.
    • Work with your child's teacher to help your child succeed in school. Your child's teacher can help you find resources and provide insight and suggestions for you to help your child reach his or her full potential.
    • If your child was tested in Spring 2012, you should receive a printed Parent Report that outlines your child's performance on the Assessment. This report includes educational activities to do with your child and is a good starting point to discuss your child's performance with their teacher.
  • Get involved: You can join your school's Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) or volunteer at your child's school. Contact your child's school for information on other ways to get involved.
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