2015-16 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Information
In early 2014, the federal Department of Education declined to renew Washington state’s No Child Left Behind waiver for schools receiving Title I, Part A funds. As a result, all school districts in Washington, including ours, were required to revert back to the requirement of the No Child Left Behind act (NCLB).
Like most other districts, our district and schools did not meet the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as required by NCLB. For our schools to meet AYP, 100 percent of all students – regardless of special needs, English language mastery, or other life-impacting circumstances – must have met proficiency standards on assessments.
By reverting back to NCLB, we are now required to set aside approximately 20 percent of Title I funds we receive from the federal government. The money must be reserved for the district to transfer students to a school that has not been labeled “failing” under NCLB for two years in a row (this applies to schools in Steps 1 - 5 of improvement) or pay for private tutoring (this applies to schools in Steps 2 - 5 of improvement). In our district, the transfer option is open to students in Hansen Elementary, Madison Elementary, Garfield Elementary and LP Brown Elementary. The requirement to pay for tutoring for eligible (low-income) students applies to students in Garfield Elementary and LP Brown Elementary.
Below you will find additional information about this topic as outlined in the district letter to parents/guardians and the letters sent to Hansen, Madison, Garfield and LP Brown families in August 2015.
Letters sent to district families
- District AYP Letter 2015 (pdf)
- Hansen Elementary Informational Letter and AYP Letter 2015 (pdf)
- Madison Elementary Informational Letter and AYP Letter 2015 (pdf)
- Garfield Elementary Informational Letter and AYP Letter 2015 (pdf)
- L.P. Brown Elementary Informational Letter and AYP Letter 2015 (pdf)
List of state-approved SES providers (tutors)
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction recently published its list of Supplemental Educational Services (tutoring) providers. SES is only offered at schools in steps 2 - 5 of improvement (in our district, this applies to Garfield and LP Brown) and it is only offered to low-income students. If your student is elgible for this service you will receive additional information.
- School Transfer Request Form (pdf) - May be used by students in all four schools (Hansen, Madison, Garfield, LP Brown)
- Garfield SES Application Form (pdf) - For qualifying (low-income) Garfield students
- L.P. Brown SES Application Form (pdf) - For qualifying (low-income) L.P. Brown students
School of Choice list
Below are the Olympia School District's 2015-16 "Choice" Schools, into which students from Hansen, Madison, Garfield or LP Brown may request a transfer (using the "School Transfer Request" form, above). The deadline to apply for a school transfer is Sept. 4 at 4:30 p.m.
- Boston Harbor: Improvement Plan · Performance Report · BHES Website
- Centennial Improvement Plan · Performance Report · CES Website
- McKenny Improvement Plan · Performance Report · MCKES Website
- Pioneer Improvement Plan · Performance Report · PES Website
- Roosevelt Improvement Plan · Performance Report · RES Website
Additional information on our schools
Find School Improvement Plans, School Performance Reports, and school websites at our schools page.
Stats on 2014-2015 year
In 2014-15, of the 478 students eliglble at LP Brown and Garifeld to receive SES (tutoring), 13 participated in it; five students from LP Brown and seven students from Garfield. No students chose to transfer schools as a result of AYP.
District Improvement Plan
The Addendum to the District Improvement Plan will be posted when complete.