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​Georgia Department of Education Releases List of 2013 Reward and Alert Schools

MEDIA CONTACT: Matt Cardoza, GaDOE Communications Office, (404) 651-7358, mcardoza@gadoe.org

 

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November 12, 2013 -- The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) today released the list of 2013 Reward and Alert Schools as part of the state’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

Definitions for both categories can be found below.

Reward School Definition:

A “Highest-Performing School” is a Title I school among the 5% of Title I schools in the State that has the highest absolute performance over three years for the “all students” group on the statewide assessments.A school may not be classified as a Highest-Performing School if it has been identified as a Priority, Focus, or Alert School.

A “High-Progress School” is a Title I school among the 10% of Title I schools in the State that is making the most progre​ss in improving the performance of the “all students” group over three years on the statewide assessments. A school may not be classified as a High-Progress School if it has been identified as a Priority, Focus, or Alert School.

Alert Schools Definition - Title I and Non-Title I Schools

  • Definition: 3 ways to be identified:
    • Graduation Alert
    • Subgroup Alert
    • Subject Alert
  • Graduation Alert: graduation rate is below 3 standard deviations from the mean of the state’s subgroups’ graduation rate
    • o Based on 9 ESEA subgroups
  • Subgroup Alert: achievement rate is below 3 standard deviations from the mean of the state’s subgroups’ meets and exceeds rate
    • Based on 9 ESEA subgroups
  • Subject Alert: subject achievement is below 3 standard deviations from the mean of the state’s meets and exceeds rate for each subject
  • Does not include Priority Schools and Focus Schools
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