Birmingham Schools show improvement in AYP | News
So how did Birmingham City Schools do with their AYP? Nine schools that did not make AYP last school year did make it this time around. One of them is Wylam School.
Wylam School Principal Judith Ross says she was anxious about yesterday's results. Her school would have been on a "needs improvement" list if it failed to make AYP for a second year in a row. That would give parents a chance to transfer their children to other schools. Principal Ross says they are going to continue working to improve.
"We're going to look at date. I'm sure it'll show us some things we need to improve on. We're going to build upon that look at individual students," said Ross. "We try to focus on standards not so much on the tests."
There are nine Birmingham schools that did not make AYP for the second time in a row. There were also schools within bigger school systems that did not make AYP in Jefferson County, Shelby County, Hoover and Homewood.
State leaders hope this will be the last year to announce the scores. They are asking the U.S. Department of Education for a waiver to replace AYP with a new state-developed assessment program called "Plan 2020."
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