Yeah, you know me.

Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) results will be released this afternoon. AYP is a product of No Child Left Behind legislation.

AYP uses state test scores to measure the academic progress of student subgroups within a school. The subgroups include racial minorities, students who qualify for a free and reduced lunch, students with disabilities, and the like. AYP results also measure district-wide performance, but I will spare you the details of this. The only thing to know if that districts face sanctions and must offer school choice if they are unable to pass a subgroup (within one of the three grade tracks) for consecutive years. Things can get nasty if they are unable to pass a subgroup for three consecutive years, which may happen to the Durham public schools this year.

Opponents of AYP say that it is naughty by nature.