The Adequate Yearly Progress results of the Missouri Assessment Program, or MAP, tests are now available. Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, is one of the key components of the federal No Child Left Behind law, and less than half the state’s 2,055 schools met the requirements. 1,022 or 49.7 percent of the schools reached AYP goals, while 1,033 or 50.3 percent did not. The results might not be as bad as they appear. In order for a school to achieve AYP, performance goals must be met in both communications arts and math by a certain percentage of students as a whole and in each of several sub-groups which are broken down along racial and ethnic lines. In some cases, one or two sub-groups failed in one subject so the whole school failed to make AYP.

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