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Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Status of Maine Schools: 2012-13 Results

The 2012-13 Adequate Yearly Progress status of schools is based on a combination of their previous AYP status and whether they met academic, test participation and attendance/graduation targets in the 2011-12 testing cycle. AYP status must be reported to the U.S. Department of Education and reported publicly by the Maine Department of Education.

The academic targets for 2011-12 testing remained the same as those for 2010-11, as the Maine Department of Education requested that the U.S. Department of Education allow them to remain the same while it submitted a request for ESEA Flexibility. The targets are the percentage of students who must be proficient in reading and in math. Proficient means students meet or exceed the standards in the content area. The targets must be met by the student population as a whole and also in eight subgroups: students with disabilities; economically disadvantaged; limited English proficient; and five ethnic groups.

In order for schools to make Adequate Yearly Progress in 2012-13, they had to meet the following targets in 2011-12 testing:

  • Reading, grades 3-8: 75 percent of students must be proficient
  • Reading, grade 11: 78 percent of students must be proficient
  • Math, grades 3-8: 70 percent of students must be proficient
  • Math, grade 11: 66 percent of students must be proficient

Schools also had to show a participation level in accountability testing of at least 95 percent in each category and average daily attendance of at least 93 percent in grades 3 through 8 for all subgroups. For high schools, a graduation rate of 83 percent or greater was required.

Of the 584 Maine public schools, the 2012-13 AYP status breaks down as follows:

  • 204 are “making AYP,” which means students at all tested levels, in all subgroups, are meeting the annual targets in both math and reading
  • 106 schools are in “monitor” status, meaning their status was “making AYP” in 2011-12, but did not meet targets in at least one subject in the 2011-12 testing
  • 217 schools are in “Continuous Improvement Priority Schools” (CIPS) status; this means that they have not met targets for at least two years in a row
  • 46 schools are in “CIPS on hold” status; these are schools that were in CIPS status last year and met all their targets this year
  • There are 6 schools with no AYP status because there is no data – two are new schools; four were re-organized
  • Reviews on 5 schools are still pending


AYP Status of Maine Schools: 2012-13 based on 2011-12 assessment results.


For more information, contact Rachelle Tome via email or at 624-6705