AYP/PSSA Proficiency Report
Bucks County School Districts
September 2008

This report is a county-wide summary of the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)* status for each district and percent proficient (percent proficient data include students at both the proficient and advanced levels). This summary shows continued strong achievement throughout the county in a year when the percent proficiency required increased. Out of a total of 133 schools within the county, 110 are meeting AYP on all targets. Of those twenty-three schools not meeting all of the targets for AYP, all of them are successfully making AYP with the exception of one, or at most, three targets. From last year, 12 schools met AYP after having been in warning and four schools have met AYP for two years in a row after having been in warning. For the county as a whole, out of the 1,950 applicable targets, 1,988 are being met. This is a success rate of 98 percent.

The report is organized by district as follows:
• In the left hand table, AYP status for district and schools is reported. For schools, the report indicates that the number of targets met for total possible targets for that school. Schools making AYP are identified by green check; schools not making AYP have been identified by a red X.
• In the right hand table, you will find the breakdown of percent proficiency in reading and math for grades 3-5th, 6-8th, and 9-12th. Proficiency in math and reading for students overall and the nine subgroups (when forty or more students belonging to a subgroup have been tested) are tabled. The subgroups include White, Black, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, American Indian/Native Alaskan, multi-racial, IEP-Special Education, and economically disadvantaged.

This report was developed by Bucks County Schools Intermediate Unit 22 Programs & Services Department using data from the 2008 PSSA test as reported on http://www.paayp.com, the Pennsylvania Department of Education of Education – Academic Achievement Report.

* “Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), as part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), makes schools accountable to students, their parents, teachers, and the community. The purpose of AYP is to ensure that all students have reading and math skills that prepare them for the future. This law states that all students must reach the Proficient level or higher in Reading or Language Arts and Mathematics by 2014. School districts and schools must show Adequate Yearly Progress on several measurable indicators: Attendance or Graduation Rate, Academic Performance, and Test Participation.” (http://www.paayp.com)

AYP/PSSA Countywide Report