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Bridges4Kids LogoSchools Making AYP For One year
The following memo went out from the office of Jeremy Hughes, Chief Academic Officer, Michigan Department of Education, on June 18, 2004.
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Preliminary calculations indicate that a number of schools that wereimplementing some phase of NCLB consequences, because of not making adequate yearly progress (AYP) in the past, have just made AYP on the 2004 EducationYES! report cards.

This is a good time to remind everyone of the following:

* If a school makes AYP for one year, it is "frozen" at its current NCLB consequence step and does not advance to the next step. Further consequences are delayed. The school MUST, however, continue to implement the consequence at its frozen step.

* In order to be free of consequences and "get off the no-AYP list," a school needs to make AYP for two years in a row.

Example # 1 - School is in Phase 1 (had not made AYP for two years) and last year (2003-04) was required to offer choice and transportation to parents. School just made AYP on 2004 report card. School must continue to offer choice and transportation for 2004-05 school year but is not required to offer supplemental educational services, which would be required in Phase 2.

Example # 2 - School is in Phase 4 (had not made AYP for five years) and last year (2003-04) was required to develop a plan for restructuring. School just made AYP on 2004 report card. In 2004-05 school year, school must continue to plan for restructuring but is not required to implement the restructuring plan, which would be required in Phase 5.

Note: One of the positive results of NCLB has been the intensive and productive school improvement planning on the part of many schools. Schools and/or districts that have momentum going on a school improvement plan should be supported if they wish to proceed with their plan, even given the one year "freeze" they may have just earned.

    
Schools That Did Not Make AYP
The following memo was sent from the office of Jeremy Hughes, Chief Academic Officer, Michigan Department of Education, on June 18, 2004.

Schools that are in Phase 3 (Corrective Action) and Phase 4 (Development of Restructuring Plan) are reminded that NCLB - Section 1116(b)(8)(C) - requires that a school district: * Provide prompt notice to parents and teachers of the need for corrective action or restructuring planning, and * Provide parents and teachers an "adequate opportunity" to: 1. Comment before taking any action, and 2. Participate in developing any plan. This is a reminder to schools that did not make adequate yearly progress (AYP) on the 2004 preliminary school EducationYES! report cards that were just issued.

* If this is the first year that the school did not make AYP, none of the NCLB consequences are required. The consequences apply only after a school has failed to make AYP for two consecutive years. The new  preliminary report card now indicates if a school is in a certain phase of implementing NCLB consequences. This is depicted in the column titled "School Phase 2003-2004." Phases are as follows:

Phase 0 - No consequences apply.
Phase 1 - School has not made AYP for two years = choice and transportation offered. Phase 2 - No AYP for three years = choice (C), transportation (T), supplemental services (SS) offered.
Phase 3 - No AYP for four years = CTSS and implementation of Corrective Action plan. Phase 4 - No AYP for five years = CTSS and development of plan to restructure school.
Phase 5 - No AYP for six years = CTSS and implementation of restructuring plan.

* If a school is in Phase 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5:

1. The NCLB consequences are to be implemented IMMEDIATELY (if the school is not filing an appeal) and not delayed until the public release of the report card in August. Immediate action will permit eligible students to receive services over the summer and families to make enrollment decisions for the fall.

2. Letters must be sent to parents informing them of the choice, transportation, and supplemental services options (SS not required of Phase 1 schools). Letters must also indicate whether a school is in Corrective Action, or needing to develop a restructuring plan, or needing to implement a restructuring plan.

3. If the school is filing an appeal, the implementation of the consequences may be delayed until the appeal is resolved.

Parent and Teacher Participation

Schools that are in Phase 3 (Corrective Action) and Phase 4 (Development of Restructuring Plan) are reminded that NCLB - Section 1116(b)(8)(C) - requires that a school district:

* Provide prompt notice to parents and teachers of the need for corrective action or restructuring planning, and

* Provide parents and teachers an "adequate opportunity" to:

 

1. Comment before taking any action, and

 
2. Participate in developing any plan.

 

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