For the 2008-2009 school year 29 DC public schools out of 118 made AYP. Tyler Elementary was one of the 24 elementary schools and 5 secondary schools that met the federal requirements for NCLB. 

The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires schools and districts to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) each year based on targets determined by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).
Schools must meet AYP in three ways:
  • Proficiency in reading and math
  • Participation in the reading and math assessments
  • Average daily attendance (elementary and middle schools) or graduation rates (high schools). 

During the month of April, students in grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th participate in a citywide testing program, the DC Comprehensive Assessment System (DC CAS). The DC CAS is administered once a year and shows how well students are meeting grade-level standards for purposes of determining AYP. This test measures students’ knowledge and skills in reading and math. 4th graders also take a composition test. 5th graders also take the science test. Parents and students will be provided advance notice of the testing schedule. Please make sure that your child receives adequate sleep, a good breakfast, and is present and on time during the testing period.


NCLB AYP Report: Tyler 2009

DCPS AYP Policy Manual 2009

DCPS Guide to Understanding DC CAS Test Scores

DC CAS Resource Guide 2009