While the school system is concerned about HSA results, officials are more focused on a comprehensive picture of whether the students are ready for college and careers, said school system spokesman Dana Tofig.
“AYP has never been an end-all, be-all at MCPS,” he said.
Despite what Mr. Tofig told the Gazette today, on February 8, 2011, the Board of Education minutes of the budget worksession reflect the following:
Budget Review By Office (page 26)
K-12 Instruction and Office Of School Performance (Chapter 1)
1. Priorities include achieving Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in all subgroup,;
eliminating the achievement gap, and reducing variance among schools in student