AYP announcement delayed

Secretary of Education Veronica C. Garcia postponed Wednesday’s AYP announcement to allow for more time to get accurate information about the results to school districts before the start of school, according to a department press release.

The Public Education Department has until Aug. 5 to report AYP results.

“While I am comfortable with the quality of the data, we are working to sort out technical issues
that could affect whether some school meet AYP standards,” Secretary Garcia said. “I will not put
superintendents and heads of school in the position of reporting data that they can’t explain nor
will I put out misleading information to communities on this very high stakes announcement.

“However, we will do all that is possible to get these issues resolved as soon as possible and
provide the information before the August 5 statutory deadline,” said García.