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Dorn Honors Top-Performing, Most Improving Title I Schools
Fifty-eight make the list of “Reward Schools”

OLYMPIA (August 27, 2012)—As a part of Washington’s Elementary and Secondary Act waiver granted by the Department of Education, State Superintendent Randy Dorn has designated 58 top-performing and most improving Title I schools as “Reward Schools.”

Reward Schools are classified either as “highest performing” or “high-progress”:

  • A highest-performing Reward School is a Title I school that has met Adequate Yearly Progress in both Reading and Math for its “all students” group and all subgroups for three years.
  • A high-progress Reward School is a Title I school that scored in the top 10 percent of Title I schools in Reading and Math (combined) on state assessments for its “all students” group. This designation acknowledges a school’s performance and improvement in Reading and Math during a three-year period (2008/09‒2010/11). If the school is a high school, it also must be among the Title I schools with the most progress in increasing graduation rates. Schools designated as Reward Schools cannot have significant achievement/opportunity gaps among subgroups.

“Schools identified as Reward Schools have been doing the work that it takes to make a difference for students. School staff, students, parents and communities should be proud to join this distinguished group,” Dorn said.

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The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is the primary agency charged with overseeing K–12 education in Washington state. Led by State School Superintendent Randy Dorn, OSPI works with the state’s 295 school districts and nine educational service districts to administer basic education programs and implement education reform on behalf of more than one million public school students.

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