Annual Measureable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs)Posted: July 26, 2013 / Updated: May 16, 2016
What is AMAO?AMAO is an Indiana’s accountability measure for school corporations that serve Limited English Proficient (LEP) students under Title III. AMAO consists of three performance objectives that measure LEP students’ progress and attainment of English proficiency while meeting challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards. The three performance objectives are Part I: Making Progress, Part II: Attainment, and Part III: AYP.Corporations must meet all of the three objectives to achieve AMAO each year. If a corporation did not make AMAO, the corporation must send a notification letter to the parents no later than 30 days of receiving the AMAO report from the Indiana Department of Education.AMAO Part I and Part II performance targets are growth models that account for the typical second language acquisition process that LEP students go through in reaching English proficiency. All LEP students are expected to make progress in the second language continuum. Progress from one level of proficiency to the next tends to occur more quickly at the lower proficiency levels (Level 1 and 2), whereas progress from the upper proficiency levels (Level 3 and 4) to Level 5, Proficient, may take several years.Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) releases school corporation and consortium level data for Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives as required by Title III for students with limited English proficiency. The AMAO reports are available through IDOE’s website below.
Three Performance Objectives of AMAO
Part I: Making ProgressPercent of the Limited English Proficient (LEP) students in Grades K-12 whose performance increased 12 or more scale score points from their most recent LAS Links annual assessment.
Part II: AttainmentPercent of LEP students who attained a Level 1 - 4 of English language proficiency on a prior LAS Links assessment and increased to an overall/composite Level 5, Fluent English Proficient, and attained at least a Level 4 in each language domain (listening, speaking, reading, and writing).
Part III: AYP LEP SubgroupSchool corporations receive an affirmative Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) determination based on meeting the State’s performance targets for both ELA and Math.
Data Used to Determine AMAO
Part I: Making ProgressLAS Links Annual Assessment
Part II: AttainmentLAS Links Annual Assessment
Part III: AYP LEP SubgroupISTEP+ Assessment
Key Points for AMAO Calculation
- AMAO Part I increases annually by 2% and AMAO II increases annually by 1%.
- AYP sub-group determinations require a minimum of 30 students.
- No LEP students are excluded based on English proficiency level or other factors for AMAO Part I and Part II.
- A student may be counted in all three AMAOs if the student meets the criteria of each category.
- For students who move to a new school corporation in between Spring LAS Links testing dates, AMAO determinations are based on the LEA where the student tested for the second data point.
- Students who have only 1 data point are not counted in AMAO determinations.
- AMAO determinations are based on the two most recent LAS Links administrations and AYP data from the current school year.
MCCSC AMAO Reports
AMAO 2014-2015 report is not available from IDOE due to the state's transition from LAS Links to WIDA ACCESS assessment.
AMAO 2013-2014 (PDF)
AMAO 2012-2013 (PDF)
AMAO 2011-2012 (PDF)
AMAO 2010-2011 (PDF)
AMAO 2009-2010 (PDF)
AMAO 2008-2009 (PDF)
AMAO 2007-2008 (PDF)
AMAO 2006-2007 (PDF)