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No more AYP? State officials hope so
As the state prepares to release ratings for about 1,370 of its schools next week, officials said Thursday that this might be the last year that they use the phrase AYP, which means Adequate Yearly Progress.
Those three letters represent an often controversial way of measuring school performance under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, as the number of students who must pass standardized reading and math tests increases each year. By 2014, 100 percent of students must pass, which educators have said is an unrealistic goal.