All SMCPS Middle Schools Make AYP
- Created on Tuesday, 20 July 2010 14:31
Linda Dudderar, Chief Academic Officer, 301-475-5511, ext. 108
LEONARDTOWN, MD – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has released Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) information for the 2009-2010 school year. AYP measures student performance in reading and mathematics. Each year, MSDE sets AYP targets which school systems must achieve for all populations of students, including minorities, special education, poverty, and Limited English Proficient (LEP) students. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) expects all students to meet 100 percent proficiency by 2014.
St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) is pleased to report that all four middle schools in the school system have made AYP in the aggregate and disaggregate for all student groups. At the elementary level, 16 of the system’s 18 elementary schools made AYP for all student groups. Oakville Elementary School (OES) did not make AYP for Reading for the Special Education student group, missing this measure by less than one student. Evergreen Elementary School (EES) also missed making AYP for Reading and Mathematics for the Special Education student group. EES missed reaching AYP by less than four students.
“Our results show a system on the move, as our students master content and reach advanced understanding,” said Dr. Michael J. Martirano, superintendent of schools. “Our elementary schools continue to have excellent outcomes, and to have the four middle schools make AYP for all student groups is a rich reward for all of the hard work that has gone on this year. I have seen the individual efforts made on behalf of each child, the diligence of teachers using data to drive instruction, and the never quit attitude of school leadership – all of this has made our results enviable.”
For 2011, Annual Measurable Objective (AMO) for grades 3 through 5 climbs to 85.6 percent for reading and 84.5 percent for mathematics. The AMO for grades 6 through 8 climbs to 85.6 percent for reading and 78.6 percent for mathematics. By 2014, 100 percent of students in all student groups must be proficient in math and reading as evaluated by the Maryland School Assessments.
Detailed data for each school’s performance can be found on the MSDE website at http://mdreportcard.org after 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 2010.