Washoe Country School District

July 28, 2014

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Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO)

Overview of AMAO
Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO)
Federal and State Testing Requirements- Public Law 107-110, Title III, No Child Left Behind, 2001 mandates that state and local education agencies be held accountable to the federal requirements and guidelines regarding language proficiency and academic growth for ELLs. ELLs must attain English language proficiency, so they may access the conventional curriculum and obtain the knowledge and skills to meet state academic standards.

Importance of Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO)
(Title III, Sec. 3122)

Both the WCSD as a whole and each school individually receive a score for Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs).

  • If the school district has failed to meet AMAOs for two (2) consecutive years the state shall require the district to develop an improvement plan that will ensure that it meets AMAOs.
  • The plan shall specifically address the factors that prevented the district from achieving AMAOs.
  1. If the school district does not meet AMAOs for four (4) consecutive years, the state shall: 1. Require the district to modify its curriculum program and method of instruction; or
  2. The State will make a determination whether the district shall continue to receive funds related to the district’s failure to meet AMAOs; and Require the district to replace educational personnel relevant to the district’s failure to meet AMAOs.

(Title III, Sec. 3122)

Nevada Dept. of Education