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Selection Criteria for 2011 Awards

The criteria for selecting Spotlight Schools are as follows:

  • At least half the students enrolled are classified as low-income students in 2011.
  • Schools must have made Adequate Yearly Progress for the last two years, 2010 and 2011, as required by No Child Left Behind.In 2010, at least 77.5% of students met or exceeded standards. In 2011, at least 85% of students met or exceeded standards.
  • At least 50 percent of students met or exceeded those same standards in the two preceding years, 2009 and 2010.