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SKSD fails to meet federal AYP

The South Kitsap School District and seven of its schools failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) this year, but do not yet face any consequences, according to a press release Friday.

The standard examines test scores from each school in several subgroups, including Low Income, Limited English, Special Education and each ethnicity group.

Mullenix Ridge, Orchard Heights, Sidney Glen and Sunnyslope Elementary, along with Cedar Heights and John Sedgwick Junior High schools failed to meet standard for the Special Education subgroup. South Kitsap High School failed to meet standard in the Special Education and Low Income subgroups.

If a school fails in any one subgroup, the entire school is considered not meeting standard, so in all other subgroups, the District met standard.

The standard also accumulates the scores district wide, and determined that South Kitsap as a whole did not meet standard.

In Washington state, The No Child Left Behind requirement is measured based on scores from the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL). Schools failing to meet standard two years in a row are subject to restrictions on federal funds for low-income schools and required to allow parents to switch into a higher-achieving school within the district. No Child Left Behind also requires schools to make improvement plans, and implements an increasingly restrictive set of federal interventions.

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