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2011 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for the Title I Academic Achievement Awards Program for 2010 -11.
At its March 9–11, 2011, meeting the State Board of Education is expected to approve final performance levels for the California Modified Assessment (CMA) for English-language arts in grade nine, Algebra 1 for grades seven through eleven, and science for grade ten. Once these performance levels are adopted, the 2010 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports will be updated and the final list of schools eligible for the 2011 AAA recognition will be posted. The list of schools eligible for Title I – AAA School status will be posted on this Web page by the end of March.

In order to be eligible for the 2011 Academic Achievement Award, schools must meet all of the following criteria.

  1. Schoolwide Program Eligibility

The school must have:

  • Received Title I funds in both 2008–09 and 2009–10.
  • At least 40 percent of students classified as socioeconomically disadvantaged (SED) in both 2008–09 and 2009–10.
  1. Adequate Yearly Progress

The school must have:

  • Made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in 2009 and 2010
  • Not been identified as Program Improvement in 2009–10
  • Not been identified as Program Improvement in 2010–11
  1. Academic Performance Index
  1. The school must meet the following schoolwide Academic Performance Index (API) criteria:


    1. A 2010 Growth API score that was above the median score for the school's grade type:

      • Elementary school at or above 804
      • Middle school at or above 775
      • High school at or above 747

    2. Met their schoolwide API target and the API targets for all numerically significant subgroups in both 2008–09 and 2009–10, and in both years:

      • Schools with a schoolwide Growth API greater than or equal to 800, could not have their API score decline
      • Schools with a schoolwide Growth API less than 800, must have doubled their schoolwide target

  2. In addition to the schoolwide API criteria, a school must also meet the following API criteria for their numerically significant SED subgroup in both 2008-09 and 2009–10:

    1. Schools with a SED Growth API greater than or equal to 800, could not have their SED score decline
    2. Schools with a SED Growth API less than 800, must have doubled their SED target

  3. Testing Irregularities
  • Schools cannot have any reported testing irregularities in 2008–09 or 2009–10
  • Schools cannot have any API flags in 2008–09 or 2009–10
Questions:   Awards Team | awards@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0842
Last Reviewed: Friday, April 15, 2016
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