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Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measures the progress of all public schools and school districts toward enabling all students to meet the state's academic achievement standards. Schools are evaluated for adequate yearly progress (AYP) in order to receive federal funding for education. Schools that do not make AYP are identified, and if they fail to make AYP in consecutive years, are required to undergo corrective action as a condition for continued funding.

Federal guidelines for the calculation of AYP are combined with graduation rate and results on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to measure the performance of the overall student population as well as that of students in defined subgroups: racial/ethnic groups (Am. Indian, Asian, black, Hispanic, multiracial, and white); students in Free/Reduced-Price Lunch programs; students in Limited English Proficient (LEP) programs; and students with disabilities.

Criteria for Eligibility

Low income students from Title I schools designated as not making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for three consecutive years will receive supplemental educational services. A school with a grade of  "F" or "D" within two years two "D's" in a row (beginning with 2003 grades) puts a school in "school improvement." The school must also make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) with the subgroups of Hispanic, Black, and Special Education students. If a school is in "School Improvement" then students can attend another public school or charter school within the district, which is not in School Improvement with transportation provided. If no appropriate school is available, they can go to a different district.

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