La Porte ISD has received the preliminary results for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), which is evaluated under the federal accountability system as part of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Based on these results, nine of the district's campuses met AYP, while three schools and the district as a whole missed AYP in specific areas.
Districts and campuses throughout Texas are evaluated for AYP in the areas of reading/language arts, mathematics, and graduation/attendance rate in grades 3-8 and 10. These accountability provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act are separate from state accountability.
According to Superintendent Lloyd W. Graham, the preliminary results show that LPISD met all AYP measures in reading/ELA and math performance and participation, but exceeded the federal cap in the percentage of students taking alternate assessments in the areas of reading/ELA and math. The overall federal limit on student passing results on these alternate assessments must be no more than 3 percent.
Below are the specifics for each campus:
La Porte High School-missed AYP due to math performance in the areas of all students and the Hispanic and economically disadvantaged subpopulations. For 2010-2011, 80 percent had to pass reading, up from 73 percent the prior year. Seventy-five percent had to pass math, up from 67 percent in 2009-2010.
De Walt School-met AYP
La Porte Junior High-missed AYP in special education reading but met all other performance and participation measures, to include attendance rate.
Lomax Junior High -met AYP
Baker Sixth Grade Campus-met AYP Bayshore Elementary-met AYP
College Park Elementary---met AYP
Heritage Elementary-missed AYP in Limited English Proficient (LEP) participation that was a result of a coding issue, for which the district is appealing. The campus met all other performance and participation measures in reading and math.
La Porte Elementary-met AYP
Lomax Elementary-met AYP
Reid Elementary-met AYP
Rizzuto Elementary-met AYP