Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs) Title III, Part A Accountability System
Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as reauthorized under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), local education agencies (LEAs) that receive Title III, Part A funding for English language acquisition programs are held accountable for their English language learners’ (ELLs) achievement in learning the English language. Each spring in Texas, our ELLs, also identified in statute as limited English proficient (LEP), are assessed using the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS). The achievement of each Title III-funded LEA’s LEP student population then is measured against the state's achievement standards known as the Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs). The Title III accountability system includes three AMAOs for measuring student achievement:
- AMAO 1 Progress - Measures the LEP students’ progress with English language proficiency;
- AMAO 2 Attainment - Measures the LEP students’ attainment of English language proficiency; and
- AMAO 3 LEP AYP - Measures the LEP students’ adequate yearly progress (AYP) in meeting the state’s student academic achievement standards.
*LEP Student Attainment refers to when the English language learner has become proficient in English; this is demonstrated when the student receives a composite rating of Advanced High on the state assessment used each year to evaluate the student’s English language proficiency.
The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act requires the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to identify Local Education Agencies (LEAs, commonly known as school districts) not meeting academic achievement objectives for English language learners (ELLs), also referred to in current law as limited English proficient (LEP) students. These objectives are known as the Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs). For each LEA that receives Title III funding for English language acquisition programs, there are certain requirements if the LEA does not meet all of the AMAOs. One requirement is that the LEA must notify you, as the parent of an English language learner, that the LEA did not meet all AMAOs for the 2010-2011 school year.
Longview ISD - Did No Meet AMAO 3 LEP AYP - Measures the LEP students’ adequate yearly progress (AYP) in meeting the state’s student academic achievement standards. See the 2011 District Report for more information.