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11 Acworth Area Schools Make AYP

The updated Adequate Yearly Progress results brought the number of Cobb schools making AYP to 90, but one Acworth school remained short of prescribed goals.

The Georgia Department of Education released an updated Adequate Yearly Progress report Wednesday, which included nine additional Cobb County schools that made this year's AYP.

However, the one Acworth school that , , remained short of prescribed goals.

Adequate Yearly Progress is a measure that evaluates how schools are meeting goals under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. And 90 out of 110 Cobb schools made AYP this year, including nine that were added in the updated results.

Acworth Intermediate School's Students with Disability subgroup did not meet the AYP target on the CRCT math exam. The school did meet all other state benchmarks, and is not in the Needs Improvement program, which is for schools that do not meet AYP for two consecutive years.

There has been an increase in the number of targets in this year's AYP that measures schools' performances. In addition to academic performance and test participation, schools must also meet or surpass goals in a third category that evaluates the performance of specific subgroups. All students must meet goals in all three categories in order for the school to make AYP.

The Acworth area schools that have made Adequate Yearly Progress in the final report are:

Jill November 04, 2011 at 02:53 AM
You can do it, Acworth Intermediate School!

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