Federal Accountability AYP Update . Accountability TETN June 18, 2009. Shannon Housson and Ester Regalado TEA, Performance Reporting Division. 2009 AYP Update. Key Dates for 2009 AYP Sections from the 2009 AYP Guide: Approved Amendments/AYP Calculations
June 18, 2009
Shannon Housson and Ester Regalado
TEA, Performance Reporting Division
Incorporate the Texas Projection Measure (TPM) in AYP evaluations.
Remove references to the use of confidence intervals and uniform averaging in small numbers analysis.
Provisions for districts impacted by Hurricane Ike:
A separate Hurricane Ike student group will be created that includes all students enrolled in districts, campuses, and charters who were displaced by Hurricane Ike. This separate student group will be evaluated for participation only.
School districts or campuses that were closed for ten or more days due to Hurricane Ike and are located in a county designated by FEMA as a disaster area that miss AYP will receive a 2009 AYP status of Not Evaluated.
Request to calculate district performance results based on Texas Education Code 39.072 (d) requirements that allow for the exclusion of certain campus results from the district results.
Additional consideration for H1N1 Flu Outbreak:
The impact on Participation results due to excessive absences.
The impact on Performance due to certain situations stemming from the flu outbreak.
Federal CapA review of the federal cap process was provided through a district accessible Texas Education Telecommunications Network (TETN) session on May 21, 2009 from 1pm-4pm (Event # 34920).
SIP Delay ProvisionFor more information about the School Improvement Program or the implementation of SIP delay provisions, please contact the School Improvement Unit in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Program Coordination at(512) 463-9374.
On Oct 28, 2008, final Title I regulations were issued to strengthen the NCLB Act.
The regulations were subsequently reviewed by US Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
On April 1, 2009, the Secretary announced his intent to repeal the requirement that a State revise its Accountability Workbook with respect to its definition of adequate yearly progress (AYP) and submit those revisions for peer review.
The Secretary supports the provisions in the October 2008 Title I regulations regarding graduation rate.
2010 AYP Preview: Final Title I Regulations
The final Title I regulations contained four items directly related to AYP. No other information has been provided by the USDE at this time.
2010 AYP: Peer Review of the Texas AYP Workbook.
2010 AYP: Graduation Rate Goals and Targets required.
2012 AYP: Disaggregated Cohort Graduation Rate Data to determine AYP.
Extended-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate allowed for evaluation of AYP when available.
Intends to Repeal
Sections II – V of the 2009 AYP Guide are accessible at http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/ayp/.
Frequently Asked Questions about AYP are available at http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/ayp/faq/faq.html.
U.S. Department of Education information is available at www.ed.gov/nclb/.