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Definition of Tiers I, II, and III

Guidance from U.S. Department of Education around the School Improvement Grant requires states to identify schools in three tiers.
Tier I

Tier I schools are elementary, middle, or high schools that are:

Data Sources:
Tier II

Tier II schools are middle or high schools that are:

OR

Data Sources:
Tier III

Tier III includes elementary, middle, and high schools that were in PI in 2009–10; and middle and high schools from the Tier II pool. The criteria for PI schools to be included on the Tier III list are:

The criteria for schools from the Tier II pool to be included on the Tier III list are:

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