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English Language Learners

Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO)

There are four categories of achievement objectives for LEP students: (1) progress toward acquiring English language proficiency, (2) attainment of English language proficiency, and (3) adequate yearly progress (AYP) of the LEP subgroup in English Language Arts and (4) in mathematics.

Progress Target The Department has defined progress toward acquiring English language proficiency as advancing by two or more performance level steps on the Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment (MEPA). Each of the first three performance levels on the MEPA has been divided into two steps. The target for 2005 is for fifty percent (50%) of LEP students to make progress toward acquiring English proficiency. We anticipate that the state progress target for 2006 will be 55%.

Attainment Target Attainment of English language proficiency is defined as scoring at the transitioning level on MEPA. The 2005 English language proficiency attainment targets for students at various stages of language study appear below.

Years
in US Schools
Attainment target
(% attaining transitioning level)
110
225
3 or more40

AYP in English language arts and mathematics by LEP subgroup To receive an affirmative AYP determination, a district must meet: 1) the 95% MCAS student participation requirement; 2) the 92% average attendance or 1% attendance improvement; and either (3) the State's Cycle IV performance target for each subject or (4) the district's own Mid-Cycle IV improvement (gain) target. The Cycle IV performance targets are: a Composite Performance Index (CPI) of 80.5 points for ELA and 68.7 for mathematics. The amount of CPI increase a district is expected to achieve during a particular rating cycle is based on the gap between that district's baseline CPI and a CPI of 100 (the year 2014 performance target for all Massachusetts schools and districts). More information on how AYP is determined is available at http://www.doe.mass.edu/apa/accountability/cycleIVmid/

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Last Updated: December 20, 2005
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