Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) Status Reports
Annual Yearly Progress is based primarily on the results of the New Jersey state assessments given to students in grades 3 through 8 and grade 11. School's must meet the state's academic proficiency benchmarks, as well as other indicators such as test participation and attendance/dropout rate, to make AYP. These benchmarks increase on an incremental basis every three years.
Schools that did not make AYP for one year (Year 1) recieve an Early Warning designation to alert them that students did not meet at least one of the AYP indicators. If a school does not make AYP for two or more consecutive years in the same content are (language arts literacy and mathematics) it is identified as a school in need of improvement.