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ERIC Number: EJ852413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0740-7874
Meeting the Challenge of Adequate Yearly Progress: How One School Is Learning to Leave No Child Behind
Richardson, Jacqueline S.; Soltez, Jeff
ERS Spectrum, v21 n4 p4-9 Fall 2003
This article describes the step-by-step process Ross Elementary in Topeka, Kan., used to achieve Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. A simple process of using teamwork, setting specific measurable goals, and frequent monitoring of student progress toward these goals allowed Ross to significantly increase the percentage of students scoring in the Proficient range on the Kansas State Math Assessment (from 40 percent to 69 percent). The results also generalized to the Metropolitan Achievement Test, where fourth-grade students improved scores from the 61st to the 70th percentile on Total Math. These exceptional scores were achieved at a school where 72 percent of the students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Metropolitan Achievement Tests