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Definition of a Subject School

A brief definition of a subject school for Parent Empowerment purposes.

For the purposes of the Parent Empowerment provisions, a Subject School is identified by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) as a school that fits the following criteria:

  • Is not one of the persistently lowest-achieving schools pursuant to California Education Code Section 53201.

  • Has been in corrective action pursuant to paragraph (7) of Section 1116(b) of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act for at least one full academic year.

  • Has failed to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).

  • Has an Academic Performance Index (API) score of less than 800.
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Last Reviewed: Monday, May 22, 2017
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