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.