The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District has Failed to Meet the California Department of Education's Adequate Yearly Progress Standards

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The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) has failed to meet its adequate yearly progress (AYP) obligations in Mathematics and Language Arts in both their High Schools and Elementary Schools . The results are even worse for their minority students and socio-economically disadvantaged students throughout the district.

Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), schools must make "adequate yearly progress" (AYP) in several areas, based primarily on student performance and participation.

Performance: Each year the percent of students in each subgroup scoring "proficient" or above in English/language arts and mathematics on standardized tests must meet or exceed target percentages known as "annual measurable objectives" (AMOs)

Malibu High School, Santa Monica High School along with John Muir Elementary and Will Rogers Elementary Schools, are designated as high schools and elementary schools for AYP reporting, and they have not met all requirements for 2013 Adequate Yearly Progress as determined by the California Department of Education.

Proficiency levels are measured using the California Standards Tests for elementary and middle schools and the California High School Exit Exam for high schools. Target percentages are known as "annual measurable objectives" (AMOs).

The AMOs for high schools is 88.9% in English/language arts and 88.7% in mathematics.

The AMOs for elementary schools is 89.2% in English/language arts and 89.5% in mathematics.

According to the California Department of Education, Malibu High School's AYP Math Score of 72.6% has failed to meet its 88.7% AYP obligations in 2013.

According to the California Department of Education, Malibu High School's AYP Math Score of 59.2% for its Latino Students has failed to meet its 88.7% AYP obligations in 2013.

According to the California Department of Education, Malibu High School's AYP Language Arts Score of 65.8% for its Latino Students has failed to meet its 88.9% AYP obligations in 2013.

According to the California Department of Education, Malibu High School's AYP Language Arts Score of 72.2% for its Socioeconomically Disadvantaged students has failed to meet its 88.9% AYP obligations in 2013.

According to the California Department of Education, Malibu High School's AYP Math Score of 57.8% for its Socioeconomically Disadvantaged students has failed to meet its 88.7% AYP obligations in 2013.

According to the California Department of Education, Santa Monica High School's AYP Math Score of 72.2% has failed to meet its 88.7% AYP obligations in 2013.

According to the California Department of Education, Santa Monica High School's AYP Language Arts Score of 75.5% has failed to meet its 88.9% AYP obligations in 2013.

According to the California Department of Education, Santa Monica High School's AYP Language Arts Score of 59.8% for its Latino Students has failed to meet its 88.9% AYP obligations in 2013.

According to the California Department of Education, Santa Monica High School's AYP Math Score of 58.1% for its Latino Students has failed to meet its 88.7% AYP obligations in 2013.

According to the California Department of Education, Santa Monica High School's AYP Language Arts Score of 57.7% for its Socioeconomically Disadvantaged has failed to meet its 88.9% AYP obligations in 2013.

According to the California Department of Education, Santa Monica High School's AYP Math Score of 57.5% for its Socioeconomically Disadvantaged has failed to meet its 88.7% AYP obligations in 2013.

STAR-Percent of Students Scoring at Proficient or Advanced

Malibu High School, 2012-13

Subject

Mathematics

60%

STAR-Percent of Students Scoring at Proficient or Advanced

Santa Monica High School, 2012-13

Subject

Mathematics

38%

Source: California Department of Education: Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division, (AYP: apr13adb, 9/19/13; Title I: schlpi13, 9/19/13);(2012-13 SARC Research Files).

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