Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and School Improvement Status

The "No Child Left Behind" Act of 2001 (NCLB) outlines requirements that K-12 schools must meet. Centralia met the standard for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in 48 of 63 sub-groups under NCLB. We do not currently have any site identified as a school in need of improvement. In fact, Edison and Fords Prairie Elementary Schools received Washington Achievement Awards for Closing the Achievement Gap between demographic groups.

In 2010, the state made yearly assessments shorter and renamed them-- Measurement of Student Progress (MSP) in Grades 3-8 and High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) in Grade 10. Regardless of the change in name and the length of the exam, these assessments are still rigorous and measure students’ understanding of the standards they are taught in our classrooms.

NCLB requires all public schools and school districts to publish "report cards" that contain specific information highlighting their schools’ progress, including the results of the Measurement of Student Progress and High School Proficiency Exam (MSP/HSPE).