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Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) for Achievement Indicator

AMOs for Reading, Mathematics, and Science are set in annual equal increments toward a 50% reduction in the percentage of students in the “all students” group who are not proficient by 2017. The goal for Achievement is 100 percent proficiency. Proficiency rates from assessments administered in the 2010–2011 school year are used for the baseline year.

Achievement AMOs are calculated using the AMO Calculation by dividing the number of advanced and proficient students by the total number of students eligible to take the assessments. If the school's baseline Proficiency Percent for any content is extraordinarily high (90 percent or higher), then the Local Education Agency (LEA) level AMO or State level AMO (lowest of the two) will be substituted for the School AMO.