Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires schools and districts to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) each year based on targets determined by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).
Schools must meet AYP in three ways:
A school that fails to meet AYP for two consecutive years becomes a School in Need of Improvement. A school that fails to meet AYP for five consecutive years may be Restructured.