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Montgomery County Schools Make AYP
Monday, 20 July 2009
July 20-- The Montgomery County School System has hit high marks.

In the Adequate Yearly Progress reports, called AYP, Montgomery County is the only school system in our area to have all schools meet state standards. AYP is part of the foundation for the 2001 'No Child Left Behind Act.'

Montgomery County's Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Reggie Roberts, says the positive report was made possible by cooperation between parents, students, and school officials.

"It was really a combined effort from our students, teachers, administrators, and parents. We're always constantly looking at our data through benchmark assessment to determine our weak domains or weak areas that we may have. And then we apply target instruction to address these areas. We have several strategies and measures that we use. We have tutoring sessions that the teachers give, we also have specific software programs and products that we are doing to address these needs. But, it's really done through hard work and determination of all of our faculty. We just have a faculty that really cares for our students and wants to prepare them for the 21st century," says Roberts.

Last year Montgomery County High School failed to make adequate yearly progress. This year the school improved its graduation rate by over 8% and made AYP. Only 47% of state high schools made AYP this year. In addition, Montgomery County Elementary and Middle Schools had significant improvements on their tests in math and science.
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