The Accuracy and Effectiveness of Adequate Yearly Progress, NCLB's School Evaluation System

Institution: University of Vermont

Source: Education Policy Research Unit

This report examines the controversies surrounding the implementation of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and the proposals to improve it. The report concludes that AYP is fundamentally flawed and the author recommends that it be suspended until its merits can be confirmed or refuted by scientific evidence.  The report is available at:  http://epsl.asu.edu/epru/documents/EPSL-0609-212-EPRU.pdf