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Pool of Eligible Schools Record Layout

Data file record layout of Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools: Pool of Eligible Schools.

Field #

Field Name

Type

Width

Description

1

CDS

Character

14

County/District/School code

2

CNAME

Character

15

County Name

3

DNAME

Character

30

District Name

4

SNAME

Character

40

School Name

5

TIER

Character

1

Tier=1 represents elementary, middle, and high schools that are:

  • Identified as persistently lowest achieving or identified under the high school graduation rate criteria;

  • In Program Improvement (PI) in 2009–10;

  • Anticipated to receive Title I, Part A funds in 2009–10; and
  • Located in a local educational agency (LEA) that has an approved LEA plan and is anticipated to receive Title I funds in 2009–10

Tier=2 represents middle and high school that are:

  • Identified as persistently lowest achieving or identified under the high school graduation rate criteria; and

  • Not in PI in 2009–10, but are eligible to receive Title I funds in 2009–10; and

  • Not anticipated to receive Title I, Part A funds in 2009–10; and

  • Located in an LEA that has an approved LEA plan and is anticipated to receive Title I funds in 2009–10

Or under the Tier II waiver criteria, represents middle and high schools that are:

  • Identified as persistently lowest achieving or identified under the high school graduation rate criteria in Tier II; and

  • In PI in 2009–10; and

  • Anticipated to receive Title I, Part A funds in 2009–10; and

  • Not identified as part of the five percent lowest achieving schools in Tier I.

Tier=3 represents elementary, middle, and high schools from the Tier I pool and middle and high schools from the Tier II pool that meet the following criteria:

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

  • In PI in 2009–10; and

  • Anticipated to receive a Title I, Part A funds in 2009–10 Consolidated Application; and

  • Located in an LEA that has an approved LEA plan and is anticipated to receive Title I funds in 2009–10; and

  • Not identified as persistently lowest-achieving in Tiers I or II.

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

  • Eligible to receive Title I, Part A funds in 2009–10, but did not receive those funds; and

  • Located in an LEA that has an approved LEA plan and is anticipated to receive Title I funds in 2009–10; and

  • Five-year Academic Performance Index (API) growth was less than 50 points; and

  • Three-year average Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) score was less than or equal to the highest three-year average AYP score by school type for schools identified on Tier II list; and

  • Not identified as persistently lowest achieving in Tier II.

6

GROUP

Character

11

Group

1_PI_Elem=An elementary school that is in PI in 2009–10 and is on the Tier I or III list

2_PI_Mid=A middle school that is in PI in 2009–10 and is on the Tier I, II or III list

3_PI_High=A high school that is in PI in 2009–10 and is on the Tier I, II or III list

4_Elig_Mid=A middle school that is eligible to receive Title I funds in 2009–10 but does not receive those funds and is on the Tier II or III list

5_Elig_High=A high school that is eligible to receive Title I funds in 2009–10 but does not receive those funds and is on the Tier II or III list

7

GRAD

Character

3

Graduation Rate

Indicates which schools were identified on the persistently lowest-achieving school list due to the graduation rate inclusion criteria

Yes=included due to graduation rate

No=not included due to graduation rate

8

SCHTYP

Character

40

School Type

Alternative Schools of Choice

Continuation High Schools

County Community

District Community Day Schools

Elementary Schools In 1 School Dist. (Public)

Elementary Schools (Public)

High Schools (Public)

Intermediate/Middle Schools (Public)

Junior High Schools (Public)

Juvenile Court Schools

K–12 Schools (Public)

Opportunity Schools

Special Education Schools (Public)

9

CHARTER

Character

1

Charter

Y=Charter, Not Direct Funded

D=Direct-Funded Charter

Blank=Not a Charter School

10

SPED

Character

1

Special Education School

A=Alternative Schools Accountability Model (ASAM)

E=Special Education

C=Combination ASAM and Special Education

11

AVG_VAL09

Numeric

7

Average English-language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Number of Valid Scores on the 2009 AYP Report

(used to identify schools that had an average of 100 or more valid scores in 2009)

12

AVG_VAL08

Numeric

7

Average ELA and Mathematics Valid Scores on the 2008 AYP Report  (used to identify schools that had an average of 100 or more valid scores in 2008)

13

AVG_VAL07

Numeric

7

Average ELA and Mathematics Valid Scores on the 2007 AYP Report  (used to identify schools that had an average of 100 or more valid scores in 2007)

14

AYP_AVG

Character

7

Average Three-Year Proficiency Rate (2007–2009)

Sum of proficient scores of up to three years in ELA and mathematics divided by sum of valid scores in ELA and mathematics of up to three years as determined by the 2007, 2008, and 2009 AYP reports.

[Because of student confidentiality regulations, the AYP_AVG is suppressed for schools that had an average of less than 11 valid scores.]

15

GROWTH_09

Character

5

2008–2009 API Growth, "B," "C," (B=School did not have a valid 2008 API Base and there is no Growth or target information, C=School had significant demographic changes and there is no Growth or target information)

16

GROWTH_08

Character

5

2007–2008 API Growth, "B," "C," (B=School did not have a valid 2007 API Base and there is no Growth or target information, C=School had significant demographic changes and there is no Growth or target information)

17

GROWTH_07

Character

5

2006–2007 API Growth, "B," "C," (B=School did not have a valid 2006 API Base and there is no Growth or target information, C=School had significant demographic changes and there is no Growth or target information)

18

GROWTH_06

Character

5

2005–2006 API Growth, "B," "C," (B=School did not have a valid 2005 API Base and there is no Growth or target information, C=School had significant demographic changes and there is no Growth or target information)

19

GROWTH_05

Character

5

2004–2005 API Growth, "B," "C," (B=School did not have a valid 2004 API Base and there is no Growth or target information, C=School had significant demographic changes and there is no Growth or target information)

20

APIGROW

Numeric

5

API Change Over Five Years (2005–2009)

Sum of API Growth from 2005 thru 2009 (i.e., sum of growth_09, growth_08, growth_07, growth_06 and growth_05)

[Note: Schools with less than five years of API growth data had APIGROW calculated by summing API growth for years during 2005 through 2009 that had data.]

21

API09

Character

5

2009 API (Growth)

22

GRAD0708

Numeric

5

2007–08 Graduation Rate

23

GRAD0607

Numeric

5

2006–07 Graduation Rate

24

GRAD0506

Numeric

5

2005–06 Graduation Rate

25

GRAD0405

Numeric

5

2004–05 Graduation Rate


26

VALID_09

Character

7

2009 Valid Scores on API (Growth)

(used to identify schools on list due to graduation rate)

27

VALID_08

Character

7

2008 Valid Scores on API (Growth)

(used to identify schools on list due to graduation rate)

28

VALID_07

Character

7

2007 Valid Scores on API (Growth)

(used to identify schools on list due to graduation rate)

29

VALID_06

Character

7

2006 Valid Scores on API (Growth)

(used to identify schools on list due to graduation rate)

30

PI_STATUS

Character

10

PI Status

All schools that received Title I funds in 2008–09 have a PI status designation.

In PI=the school is in PI in 2009–10

Not in PI=the school is not in PI in 2009–10

31

SCH_T1_0910

Character

3

Indicates if a school is anticipated to receive Title I, Part A funds in 2009–10

Yes=the school is anticipated to receive Title I, Part A funds in 2009–10

No=the school is not anticipated to receive Title I, Part A funds in 2009–10

32

LEA_T1_0910

Character

3

Indicates if a school is in an LEA that has an approved LEA plan and is anticipated to receive Title I funds in 2009–10

Yes=the school is in an LEA that has an approved LEA plan and is anticipated to receive Title I funds in 2009–10

No=the school is not in an LEA that has an approved LEA plan and/or is not anticipated to receive Title I funds in 2009–10

33 NSIZE Character 3

In the construction of the Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools (PLAS) list, schools that may have otherwise qualified to be included on the PLAS list except for the n-size criteria (i.e., had less than 100 valid scores for AYP in 2007, 2008, or 2009) were excluded from Tiers I and II. All PI schools not identified as Tier I or II were placed on the original Tier III list regardless of the n-size. Due to new guidance provided by the United States Department of Education, schools from the Tier II pool (i.e., schools in Title I funded districts where the school was eligible to receive Title I funds in 2009–10 but did not receive those funds) have been added to Tier III. Schools from the Tier II pool are now part of Tier III if they meet the following conditions: (1) were not identified as PLAS in Tier II, and (2) may have otherwise qualified as PLAS in Tier II except for the n-size criteria.

Tier III schools that were excluded from Tier I and II solely due to the n-size criteria have a “Yes” reported on the NSIZE field in the data file.

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