In the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is based on the premise that in 12 years, every child will be at a minimum proficiency on the state reading and mathematics assessments. The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires that every student be tested. By testing all children, parents and teachers will know the academic achievement of every child, every group of students, and all students. This enables parents and teachers to work together to ensure that no child will be left behind and to ensure not only school-wide and individual progress, but student group progress as well.
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is the process for making judgment as to whether or not all public elementary and secondary schools, districts, and states are reaching the annual targets to ensure that all students achieve the state's definition of proficiency by 2013-2014.
2012 annual targets for Adequate Yearly Progress(AYP)
2011 Schools and Districts Not Making AYP