All CFISD schools earn ‘Met AYP’ status
December 17, 2009—Each of Cypress-Fairbanks ISD’s 69 evaluated campuses were given 2009 “Met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)” status by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) on Tuesday, Dec. 15.
Under the accountability provisions in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, all public school campuses, school districts and the state are evaluated for AYP. Districts, campuses, and the state are required to meet AYP criteria on three measures: performance and participation in Reading/Language Arts and Mathematics, and Graduation Rate (for high schools and districts) / Attendance Rate (for elementary and middle schools).
To be eligible for “Met AYP” status in 2009, districts must have exhibited 67 percent performance and 95 percent participation in TAKS Reading/English Language Arts; 58 percent performance and 95-percent participation in TAKS Mathematics; and a 70 percent graduation rate/90 percent attendance rate.
According to the Final 2009 AYP Results and based on the Proficiency Rate including the Texas Projection Measure, CFISD scored 97 percent in English/Language Arts performance and 99 percent in participation; and 92 percent in Math performance with 100-percent participation. CFISD’s graduation rate for the Class of 2008 was 86.4 percent.
“We are very proud that 100 percent of our campuses met AYP for 2009 even though the standards from 2008 to 2009 increased by 7 percent in Reading and 8 percent in Math,” said Dr. Rayyan Amine, senior director for campus improvement and research. “Our goal for 2010 is to sustain this significant achievement as standards continue to rise by 6 percent in reading and 9 percent in math.”