Student Performance in the Great Valley School District
All of the schools in the Great Valley School District have met state and federal academic standards for achieving "Adequate Yearly Progress" (AYP), according to the 2012 AYP Report used by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Adequate Yearly Progress is a key provision of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act signed into law by President George Bush in January 2002. It is an annual determination of whether schools, districts and states have made progress toward achieving the goal of having all students meet rigorous academic standards by 2014. Pennsylvania’s statewide reading and math assessment program serves as the basis for calculating AYP in Pennsylvania.
Under NCLB, schools as a whole must meet AYP targets established by the state and federal government. Nine different subgroup populations in a school (i.e. students with disabilities, minority students, economically disadvantaged, etc.) must meet the target goals as well. If one subgroup does not meet AYP, the school will not meet AYP.
Please use the links to the left to review information from the AYP Report, as well as student performance results on the PSSA, SAT, and ACT. Information about Advanced Placement courses and achievement is also provided.