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2012 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for the Title I Academic Achievement Awards Program for 2011-12.

In order to be eligible for the 2012 Academic Achievement Award, schools must meet all of the following criteria.


Schoolwide Program Eligibility

The school must have:

  • Received Title I funds in both 2009–10 and 2010–11.

  • At least 40 percent of students classified as socioeconomically disadvantaged (SED) in both 2009–10 and 2010–11.

Adequate Yearly Progress

The school must have:

  • Made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in 2010 and 2011.

  • Not been identified as Program Improvement in 2010–11.

  • Not been identified as Program Improvement in 2011–12.

Academic Performance Index

The school must meet the following schoolwide Academic Performance Index (API) criteria:

  • A 2011 Growth API score that was above the median score for the school's grade type:

    • Elementary school above 810

    • Middle school at or above 782

    • High school at or above 748

  • Met their schoolwide API target and the API targets for all numerically significant subgroups in both 2009–10 and 2010–11, 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.

In addition to the schoolwide API criteria, a school must also meet the following API criteria for their numerically significant SED subgroup in both 2009–10 and 2010–11:

  • Schools with a SED Growth API greater than or equal to 800 could not have their SED score decline.

  • Schools with a SED Growth API less than 800 must have doubled their SED target.

Testing Irregularities
  • Schools cannot have any reported testing irregularities in 2009–10 and 2010–11.

  • Schools cannot have any API flags in 2009–10 and 2010–11.
Questions:   Awards Team | awards@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0842
Last Reviewed: Friday, April 15, 2016
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