August 16, 2005
Albemarle County Schools received the results of an Adequate Yearly Progress report today. AYP is an objective laid out by the No-Child Left Behind Act.
"The numbers did not surprise us. We are moving in the direction that we want to go. We would like to see some improvements in some areas," said Assistant Superintendent Pam Moran.
Twenty three of 25 schools passed the annual assessment. The two schools that did not pass were Albemarle High School and Yancey Elementary School. County officials say they will send additional data to the state and believe that will change.
"We believe that both of those schools will also fully meet AYP objectives so that we will have 100 percent of our schools meet AYP for Albemarle County," said Moran.
While the initial news sounds great, Assistant Superintendent Pam Moran believes there is room for improvement.
"We have continued concerns that we need to still make progress in some areas. Math is an area of particular interest to us," she said.
This year's initial numbers already top 2004, when 22 out of 25 schools met AYP. A detailed report will be unveiled at the school board meeting on August 25th. Right now there is no timeline for the appeals process to the state.