Moving Beyond AYP: High School Performance Indicators

Moving Beyond AYP: High School Performance Indicators

According to a new policy brief from the , the nation needs to rethink its approach to high school performance indicators. The brief, (20 pages, PDF), argues that the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) system is an inadequate tool for conveying a complete picture of the performance and progress that students in a school are making. To that end, the report's author presents a three-pronged approach for achieving more accurate assessments that includes a college and career-ready indicator, multiple indicators related to diagnostic and school-improvement measures, and the use of annual progress goals to drive reform.