New ratings and labels

  • Updated: May 20, 2012 - 9:37 PM

 

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.

OTHER RATINGS

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.

STEVE BRANDT

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