Academy of Moore Reaches AYP Goal
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Twelve out of 22 public schools in the Moore County school system met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) according to preliminary results released today.
The number is down from last year's results, which listed 15 schools passing the standard.
The Academy of Moore County was one of the county schools that achieved AYP, meeting all nine of its target goals. The improvement is good news for the charter school as it prepares for a full hearing scheduled in August in a case against the State Board of Education.
Last March, the state board voted not to renew the school's charter for the 2010-2011 year, citing low academic performance.
School officials protested the decision, saying that the state board was relying on a history of poor academic performance instead of the academic improvements resulting from the school's 2008 corrective action plan.
In June, Administrative Law Judge Fred Morrison Jr. granted a stay on the State Board's ruling, which allows the Academy of Moore to keep its charter until a final ruling on the merits of the case is made.
None of the county's high schools made AYP. North Moore met all of its goals last year, but Pinecrest and Union Pines fell short for the third consecutive year.
Elementary and primary schools lead the system with 10 out of 14 meeting AYP.
Elise Middle School and West Pine Middle School were the two out of four middle schools that made AYP.
Sandhills Theatre Arts Renaissance School, the county’s other charter school, did not meet all of its target goals for the year.
The AYP measures the annual progress of students based on the school, district and state levels against yearly target goals in reading/language arts and mathematics.
The assessment is a part of the No Child Left Behind Act's goal of all students demonstrating proficiency at or above grade level in mathematics and reading/language arts by the 2013-2014 school year.
A school does not receive AYP unless it reaches 100 percent of its target goals of improvement for the year.
End-of-grade assessments for grades 3-8 determine AYP for elementary and middle schools, while proficiency in Algebra I and English I end-of-course tests, along with the grade 10 writing test determine AYP for high schools.
The preliminary AYP results are pending until the State Board of Education approves them Aug. 5.
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