DOE rejects request to carry forward 2011 AYP ratings

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) did not approve Texas Education Agency’s request to carry forward 2011 AYP ratings and maintain School Improvement Program (SIP) intervention stages status for all campuses and districts. TEA submitted the request to amend AYP status determination to DOE in December 2010 since the STAAR is replacing TAKS as the state assessment for students.

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) did not approve Texas Education Agency’s request to carry forward 2011 AYP ratings and maintain School Improvement Program (SIP) intervention stages status for all campuses and districts. TEA submitted the request to amend AYP status determination to DOE in December 2010 since the STAAR is replacing TAKS as the state assessment for students.

The option to conduct 2012 AYP evaluations for all campuses and districts using 2011-2012 TAKS results for Grade 10 and 2011-2012 STAAR results for Grade 3-8 at the TAKS proficiency standard was submitted with 2011 amendment requests.

DOE staff recommended that Texas plan to submit 2012 AYP requirements in the 2012 Texas Workbook amendment requests. TEA will make this submission this fall.