Annual Measureable Achievement Objectives
Annual Measureable Achievement Objectives (AMAO)
Description for Parents and Staff

Title III, a component of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, supplements the resources of local school districts to provide quality education to English Language Learners (ELL) and immigrant students. Districts that receive these funds – and not all do – must meet annual state targets or take corrective action. The annual targets are called Annual Measureable Achievement Objectives
(AMAO).

AMAO measure:

• English ability as measured by two tests for ELL, the Tests of Emerging Academic English (TEAE) and MNSOLOM; including:
  • District gains in the percent of occurrences of progress. Progress means any individual’s test score that is higher than a test score of that same individual, recorded in the same district, in the previous year.
  • District gains in the percent of students becoming proficient. Proficiency means scoring proficient in all tests measuring English ability in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Content achievement as measured on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA); including
Gains in the percent of students scoring proficient in Reading and Mathematics. These indicators are exactly the same as the district level AYP results for the LEP subgroup.

Consequences

If the district does not meet the AMAO targets for one year, the district must notify parents of ELL within 30 days of notification from the state.
If the district does not meet the AMAO targets for two consecutive years, the district must notify parents and create an improvement plan.
If the district does not meet the AMAO targets for four consecutive years, the district must notify parents and modify the ESL program with direction from MDE.