The Georgia Department of Education on Nov. 2 released its Adequate Yearly Progress report for public schools under the mandate of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Each year, schools are measured to determine if they meet adequate yearly progress, or “AYP,” under the federal law commonly known as No Child Left Behind. Schools are reviewed based on participation, academic performance, and an additional indicator such as attendance rate or graduation rate.

If a school does not meet AYP under the same criteria for two or more years in a row, it receives a “needs improvement” status. With each year on the needs improvement list, the consequences become more severe for the school.

Schools with a needs improvement status must offer students the option to transfer to another school in the district.

The following is a list of schools and whether they did or did not make AYP for 2011.

School:                                               Did school make AYP?

Ashford Park Elementary School               Yes

Montgomery Elementary School               Yes

Woodward Elementary School                    No

Sequoyah Middle School                              No

Chamblee Middle School                             Yes

Cross Keys High School                                No

Chamblee High School                                   No

Source: Georgia Department of Education