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ESEA Reward Schools

In accordance with Colorado’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver the state rewards Title I schools that demonstrate high performance and schools that demonstrate high progress. The specific reward programs and the methodologies used to identify recipients are outlined below.

 

ESEA High‐Performing Reward Schools

This award is distributed annually to those schools in the state that:

·         Are a Colorado reward school including the: Governor’s Distinguished Improvement

·         Award, John Irwin School of Excellence Award, Centers for Excellence Award, Blue

·         Ribbon Schools, and the National Title I Distinguished School Awards;

·         Receive Title I funds;

·         Earn an exceeds ratings on Academic Achievement (a rating of exceeds is greater than

·         the current year AMO, up until 2015‐16 when it equals the AMO);

·         Have all disaggregated groups meeting or exceeding the current year AMO; and

·         Earn a Graduation Rate indicator rating of exceeds for high schools.

 

ESEA High‐Progress Reward Schools

This award is distributed annually to those schools in the state that:

·         Receive Title I funds;

·         Showed a change in the Academic Achievement rating from 3 years prior to the current

·         year of:

o   does not meet to meets/exceeds, or

o   approaching to meets/exceeds;

·         Meet the minimum n‐count for at least one disaggregated group;

·         Have all disaggregated groups meeting or exceeding the current year AMO; and

·         For high schools, have earned a change in the Graduation Rate indicator rating from 3

·         years prior to the current year of:

o   does not meet to meets/exceeds, or

o   approaching to exceeds.

 

2012-13 and 2013-14 Reward Schools

 

 

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