Illinois Honor Roll

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Selection Criteria for 2013 Awards

To earn an Academic Excellence Award, a school must meet the following criteria:

  • Schools must have made Adequate Yearly Progress in 2012 and 2013 as required by No Child Left Behind.
  • In schools serving grades 8 and below, 90 percent of students must have met or exceeded state standards in both reading and mathematics in 2011 and 2012. In 2013, 92.5 percent of students met or exceeded standards.
  • In high schools in 2011 and 2012, 87.5 percent of students must have met or exceeded state standards in both reading and mathematics. In 2013, 92.5 percent of students met or exceeded standards.