Area Schools Fall Short Of Benchmarks

Adequate Yearly Progress or AYP, is the measure of how the ten student groups are doing in the goal of all students testing at or above their grade level by the 2013-2014 school year. The ten student groups are defined by the No Child Left Behind Act.

The results released Monday measure whether the schools met their benchmarks on the path of students testing in math as well as the government says they should in the next five to six years. If they meet those benchmarks, the school makes AYP.

Schools that don't meet their benchmarks in the same subjects two years in a row must offer parents the option to transfer students to another school.

This year, more students needed to test well in order to meet AYP than last year.

The results released Monday are considered preliminary for math. The scores for reading will be released in November.

Here's a quick rundown of how some counties did in the preliminary scores for math.
Five of 34 Pitt County Schools made AYP.
Five of 13 Beaufort County Schools made AYP.
Four of 18 Lenoir County Schools made AYP.
Twelve of 33 Onslow County Schools made AYP.

Martin County's high schools have been in focus this year. The School Board wants to close Bear Grass and Jamesville High Schools and funnel those students to Roanoke and Williamston High Schools. Bear Grass and Jamesville made AYP. Roanoke and Williamston did not.

Click here to check out results for your county.

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