Adequate yearly progress, or AYP, season will soon be upon us. Once again, the Department of Education has created a checklist of important AYP-related tasks. Following this checklist will help to ensure that your district’s AYP determinations will be calculated properly.
Please note the following:
- The final date to enter 2009-10 school year data into Infinite Campus is June 11. Your AYP determination will be calculated based upon the information you have entered (or failed to enter) by this date.
- Due to the excessive number of snow days many schools have encountered this year, the Dakota STEP and STEP-A testing windows have been extended. The new testing windows are: Dakota STEP-A, Feb. 1-March 19, and Dakota STEP, March 29-April 23.
- South Dakota will be using its current graduation rate calculation for one more year. The move to the new Title I four-year cohort graduation calculation is expected to take place next year.