Clear Creek ISD: AYP Report
September 6, 2011
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To Parents of Students Attending the Clear Creek Independent School District:
Under the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, a Title 1, Part-A funded school district must demonstrate “Adequate Yearly Progress” (AYP) in 29 areas. Of the 29 indicators, the Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) met 28. The area in which CCISD missed AYP is within the performance of special education students on the reading assessment. This is not because special education students did not pass the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test but because the District exceeded the federal cap on how many special education students can take an alternative or modified state assessment. Under the NCLB, only 3% of the passing scores can result from students in special education taking an alternative or modified TAKS test. As a district of 38,500 students, the federal cap was exceeded by 1.9% in reading/English language arts. Because of this federal cap, student passing rates for special education reading assessment was reduced from 89% to 70%.
The District has missed AYP in this area for a second year. The NCLB statute requires CCISD to notify you of this status and provide you with the following information. CCISD is required to develop and implement a School Improvement Program (SIP) in the area of special education during the 2011-2012 school year. In accordance with SIP requirements, CCISD will revise the district improvement plan in consultation with parents, school staff, and others. While CCISD consistently seeks to work collaboratively with parents, additional documentation of these efforts will now be required. To view additional district improvement plan requirements, please visit this link provided by the Texas Education Agency: www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=2147484929&menu id=789. If you do not have access to the internet, please feel free to contact your child’s principal.
The District will be implementing the following activities to address the reasons for not meeting AYP: Full utilization of the District’s rigorous curriculum, implementation of scientifically based researched instructional activities and sustained professional learning activities for teachers.
You may become involved in assisting in the following ways: Serving as a member of the District Education Improvement Committee or your child’s Campus Instructional Improvement Committee, or serving as a volunteer. If you have questions concerning this letter, would like to volunteer to help revise our district improvement plan or need us to provide you with paper copies of the material referenced in the web sites, please contact Elaina Polsen, Director of Communications at 281-284-0020.
Greg Smith, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Clear Creek Independent School District