Schools will get a 0 to 100 rating, based on:
Proficiency: The percentage of student groups (whites, minorities, low-income, special education, learning English) that make the required progress on math and reading tests.
Growth: Measure of how much progress students made from one test to the next, compared to other students.
Achievement gap: Measure of some of the lower-performing student groups compared to the statewide averages for higher-performing groups.
Graduation rate: Percentage of students who graduate, regardless of how long it took.
For schools receiving federal poverty money:
Reward: Top-performing 25 percent
Priority: Lowest-performing 5 percent
Focus: The 10 percent of schools with poorest showing in reducing the gap in achievement and in having non-white groups make adequate progress.
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