by AK Lt. Governor Loren Leman
August 30, 2004
Alaska's latest Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) results demonstrate improvement. Last school year 58 percent of Alaska's public schools passed the AYP assessment required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. These results are up from 42 percent the year before. AYP calculates our students' reading, writing and math skills through testing. Part of a successful AYP assessment is that 95 percent of a school's student body needs to be tested to meet the target.
Parents, guardians and students themselves play important roles in Alaska's continued success. You can:
When I was a legislator I supported measures to increase accountability in education to help improve results. I am pleased some of these efforts are paying off. The State of Alaska makes a considerable investment in education, and I hope you will too. I encourage you to be accountable. Let's keep Alaska's education assessments on the rise!
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