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School Progress

Each school is measured at the all students and each subgroup for proficiency in reading/language arts and mathematics. The other academic indicators are attendance rate for elementary and middle schools and cohort graduation rate for high schools. Attendance rate is measured for All Students. The Cohort Graduation Rate and Participation Rate are measured for the all student group and each subgroup.

The Annual Measurable Objectives are a trajectory toward 2017, the time by which each individual school is expected to reduce its percent of non-proficient students for each of its subgroups and overall by half. The progress of each school toward meeting their own unique targets provide valuable information over time on the effectiveness of instructional strategies, the inherent needs of the students and the extent to which the school is fulfilling those needs.