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No Educator Left Behind:
Meeting AYP

No Educator Left Behind is a series providing answers from the U.S. Department of Education to questions about the federal No Child Left Behind Act and how it will affect educators. If you have a question about No Child Left Behind, send an e-mail to Ellen Delisio, and we will submit your question to the Department of Education.


What happens if a school in need of improvement, corrective action, or restructuring meets adequate yearly progress (AYP) for only one year?

U.S. Department of Education:

If a school in need of improvement meets AYP for one year, it remains in the same category it is in at the time. For example, if a school in corrective action meets AYP, it stays in corrective action. If this school were to then fail to meet AYP the following year, it then would move into the next category, restructuring. If, however, this school were to meet AYP in the following year, it would no longer be identified as in need of improvement.

Read previous questions and answers in our No Educator Left Behind archive.