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UPDATED 8/17/2012: Citizens’ Guide: How to Locate AYP Reports for Your Local Schools

UPDATE 8/17/2012: Please note that both Kansas and Missouri now have federal flexibility waivers. That means they no longer have to report Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) as a requirement of the No Child Left Behind Act. 

If you would like to look up annual yearly progress (AYP) results, yourself, you should start by accessing your state department of education online.

The URL for Kansas is http://www.ksde.org/.

And the URL for Missouri is http://dese.mo.gov/.

Kansas does not yet have its AYP results for the most recently completed academic year posted yet. Currently you can see reports for 2009-2010. Here are the steps to find the information you are looking for:

1.On the top bar to the left, click on “Parents.”
2. You will see three columns of resources. At the top of the far-left column under “Public School Reports,” click on the link to “Building Report Card.”
3. Although the link says it will take you to “Building Report Card,” you will actually call up a page you can use to look up AYP reports for the state, districts or schools. To look at the AYP report for the entire state of Kansas, click on “State” on the top bar.” Then, in the far left-hand column, under “Summary,” click on the academic year for which you would like to see the report. For example, if you would like to see the most recently posted report (as of today), click on “2009-2010.”
5. If you would like to see the AYP report card for an individual district or school, on the top bar click on “School/District.” Next click on the county in which the district is located. For example, if you want to look up information on the Turner district, you would click on “Wyandotte County” and then on “USD 202 Turner-Kansas City.” To see the district-wide AYP report, click on the academic year you are looking for in the far left-hand column.
6. If you would like to see the AYP report card of an individual school, follow the previous instructions up until the point when you click on the district you are looking for. Under the district, you will see a list of schools. For example, if I were looking for the AYP report on “Turner Middle School,” click on that link under the district. Then click on the academic year in the far left-hand column.
7. The first page will look like this:

As you can see, the AYP report is broken down for various demographic groups, and you can see more detail on succeeding pages.

Missouri does have its AYP results posted for the 2010-2011 academic year. Here are the steps to find the information you are looking for:
1. Click on the “MCDS Portal” on the far right-hand column of the home page. (MCDS stands for Missouri Comprehensive Data System.)
2. You will see eight brown boxes. Click on the top left-hand box in the top row, “Accountability.”
3. On the Accountability Page, click on “Accountability Reports” under “Guided inquiry” in the far right-hand column.
4. Under “AYP – Federal Accountability,” click on “AYP – Grid.”
5. On the “AYP – Grid” page, select the district code and school codes you are looking for. Under “School Code,” you may select reports on the state overall, the district overall or on an individual school. For example, if you are looking for information on the North Kansas City School District, click on that district under the district code and then select “District Overall” under the “School Code.” If you are looking for information on Oakwood Manor Elementary School, click on the North Kansas City School District under the district code and then select “OAKWOOD MANOR ELEM. (4500)” under the School Code. You will then find the school’s AYP report card with statistics from 2002-2011:

On this and the next page, you will see that proficiency is broken down according to sub-group.

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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.

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