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Article of Interest - AYP

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Bridges4Kids LogoDifficulty Making Adequate Yearly Progress Linked to Lead Poisoning

This map (click here for pdf map) overlays 2001-02 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status over elementary school attendance area in the city of Grand Rapids. The map then plots elevated blood lead level cases that are greater than or equal to 10 ug/dL in 2000 by elementary attendance area. Statistical analysis of these data (a F Test) indicated that schools having more children with lead poisoning greater than 10 ug/dL is significantly related to not achieving AYP status.

Mapping by Dr. Lyke Thompson and Valerie Monet 9/2/03
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Memorandum

To: Deb Canja
From:
Dr. Lyke Thompson, Valerie Monet
Date:
9/2/2003
Re:
2001-2002 Grand Rapids, MI Elevated Blood Lead Levels Map

The attached map overlays 2001-02 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status over elementary school attendance area in the city of Grand Rapids. In Michigan, AYP is based largely on student performance on MEAP tests and focuses on the English/language arts and Mathematics areas. In order to earn AYP status, a certain percentage of students must achieve a "proficient" grade on each test. This percentage is known as the Annual State Objective. Other factors go into the composition of AYP as well. At least 95% of students at a school must participate in the MEAP test to make AYP and elementary and middle schools must meet certain attendance criteria. Graduation rates are also used to determine whether a school makes AYP. In terms of this map, AYP status defines those areas without issues in '01-'02, areas where '01- '02 was the first year AYP was not achieved, areas that continued not to achieve AYP in '01-'02, and areas under corrective action.
 
The map then plots elevated blood lead level cases that are greater than or equal to 10 ug/dL in 2000 by elementary attendance area. Statistical analysis of these data (a F Test) indicated that schools having more children with lead poisoning greater than 10 ug/dL is significantly related to not achieving AYP status. The correlation coefficient (Eta) that is associated with this test indicates a moderate tendency for schools with less than satisfactory progress to be ones where there are more children with lead poisoning. 

 

Click here to view the map (PDF size=76kb).

   

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