According to the Clark County School District (CCSD), the district made strides this year in regards to Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurements.
156 of 368 schools achieved AYP standards in 2011-12, which represents about 42 percent. That is up from the year prior when 140 out of 367 schools made AYP.
29 schools were designated as high achieving; only 10 received that distinction in 2011.
Despite the improvements, this will likely be the last year Nevada schools will be measured by AYP. The U.S. Department of Education has approved an AYP waiver for Nevada. The state will now measure performance by way of the School Performance Framework, a federally-approved accountability system.
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