The DOE has just issued this press release trumpeting an increase in the number of schools that made Adequate Yearly Progress based on last spring’s test scores. Of the 2210 schools tested, 71% made AYP, which is higher than two years ago and slightly lower than last year. Commissioner Lucille Davy said,
There has been a considerable increase in the number of schools meeting AYP standards since the 2005-06 school year, when only 62 percent of our schools made it. While the number of schools achieving AYP this year is slightly lower than last year, when 73.6 percent of schools met the standards, much of this is attributable to the increase in proficiency targets this year.