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Schools Making Progress: Davie 33rd Of 115 Systems In Meeting Academic Targets

By Beth Cassidy
Enterprise Record

Results released by the State Board of Education last week show Davie students continue to improve academically.
AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) measured by test scores and other factors, is an evaluation method under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. To make AYP, schools must meet 100 percent of target goals; missing even one goal means the school does not make AYP.
In 2010-11, five schools, or 41.7 percent, made AYP, and the six that did not missed by one or two targets. The five that made AYP were Cornatzer, Mocksville, and William R. Davie elementary schools, Central Davie Academy and the Davie County Early College High School.
Making the challenge of meeting goals more difficult last year was the increase in proficiency targets, school officials said.
Last year, the proficiency target for reading in grades three to eight moved from 43.2 percent to 71.6 percent, and for math in the same grades from 77.2 percent to 88.6 percent.
In grade 10, the proficiency target for reading moved from 38.5 percent to 69.3 percent and from 68.4 percent to 84.2 percent …