High School-Level Accountability
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High School-Level Accountability

This database provides 50-state information on the indicators, notifications/supports, sanctions and rewards established in state policy in response to federal and state-level accountability initiatives. Policies relate to high school-level (not district-level) accountability.

This database seeks to address the following questions:

1. Indicators

1A . What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?

Although all states include graduation rate as an indicator, only one state includes college remediation.

1B. What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?

Six states report on school safety issues, and one reports on college remediation rate for high schools.

Information on why this issue matters is available through this link.

2. Notification and Supports

2A. Is the state required to provide written warning?

Currently, 33 states provide written warning to low-performing schools.

2B. Is the state or other entity required to provide technical assistance?

Forty-nine states make provisions for technical assistance.

2C. Is the state required to provide additional funding to a low-performing school?

At this time, seven states provide additional funding to a low-performing school.

2D. Is the low-performing school required to create and implement an improvement plan?

Forty-four states require low-performing schools to create and implement an improvement plan.

2E. Is another entity, such as the state, required to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school?

Twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia hold the low-performing school responsible for developing the initial improvement plan. If the school continues to be low-performing, ten states require another entity to create an improvement plan and eight states require another entity to assist in the developent of an improvement plan. Five states require the state, the district or the county board to create the plan.

Information on why this issue matters is available through this link.

3. Sanctions

3A. Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation?

Currently, 19 states have this authority.

3B. Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation?

Twenty-two states have the authority to remove accreditation.

3C. Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff?

At present, 43 states can use reconstitution in an effort to not only raise student achievement but also to improve the climate of the school.

3D. Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school?

Twenty-two states allow low-performing schools to be closed and reopened as public charter schools.

3E. Does the state have the authority to take over the school?

Twenty-nine states are able to take over a low-performing school.

3F. Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school?

Currently, 32 states and the District of Columbia have this authority.

3G. Can the state require some other major restructuring?

Twenty-eight states authorize some other form of major restructuring.

Information on why this issue matters is available through this link.

4. Rewards

4A. Does the state reward high-performing schools?

Thirty-nine states currently reward high-performance, and one state is developing a rewards program.

4B. Are the school rewards monetary or nonmonetary?

Sixteen states are have both monetary and nonmonetary rewards.

4C. Are reward recipients school and/or staff?

Schools receive the reward in 33 states, while both schools and staff receive the rewards in four states.

4D. Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses?

Only eight states allow the school reward to be used for staff bonuses.

4E. Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement?

Ten states base the reward on school improvement, and 11 states base the reward on school improvement. Eighteen states base the reward either on school improvement or absolute performance.

Information on why this issue matters is available through this link.

Methodology:
Policies were collected from state statutes, recently enacted legislation (session laws), and rules and regulations. Where necessary, statewide initiatives created outside of policy were collected from state education agencies. The information will be updated as changes occur.

Last updated:
August 2008

Research was conducted by Melodye Bush. Please contact Bush at 303-299-3631 or mbush@ecs.org with comments or questions about this database.


Alabama
Indicators for High School Accountability
What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
  • Student achievement, including a comparison of current school year with the previous five years on assessments
  • Dropout rate
  • Attendance rate
  • Graduation rate
  • College attendance rate
  • School safety and discipline
  • Any other data deemed necessary by the local board.
What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
  • The financial status of each school.
  • Student Achievement Report, including a comparison of test scores for the past five years, dropout data, attendance rates, graduation rates, college attendance and any other data deemed necessary to inform the public about the student achievement in each school.
  • Information about safety and discipline in each school.
Sources Indicators: ALA. CODE §§ 16-6B-3, 16-6B-7; ALA. ADMIN. CODE r. 290-4-1-.01
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school continues to be low-performing, the state superintendent designates a team of practicing professionals to make specific recommendations which become a part of a school improvement plan.

Sources Notification: ALA. CODE § 16-6B-3; ALA. ADMIN. CODE r. 290-4-1-.01
Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, the state board can restructure the school board of the low-performing school.
Sources Sanctions: ALA. CODE § 16-6B-3, 16-11-31; ALA. ADMIN. CODE r. 290-4-1-.01
Rewards
Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Both monetary and nonmonetary
Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? No
Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? School improvement
Sources Rewards: ALA. CODE § 16-1-35

Alaska
Indicators for High School Accountability
What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
  • Multiple student measures, including student achievement of essential skills and the Benchmark Test Accountability Points
  • Graduation rate
  • Average daily attendance rate.
What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
  1. Indication of school accreditation including the date and the level of accreditation
  2. The number and percentage of students that achieved each proficiency level
  3. The number and percentage of students in each subgroup that achieved each proficiency level
  4. Comparisons between all students and subgroups with the district and with the state's measurable objectives'
  5. The number and percentage of students in each grade who passed the high school graduation qualifying exam for each subject
  6. The number and percentage of students not tested, including subgroups
  7. The number and percentage of students tested who are in the top quartile and the bottom quartile for each grade and each subject
  8. The number and percentage of students in each grade who passed the high school graduation qualifying examination for each subject.
  9. Information regarding school accountability designations and teacher qualifications
  10. Graduation rate for high schools for all students and for each subgroup comparing graduation rate for other schools in the district and the state as a whole
  11. Description of student, parent, community and business involvement in student learning
  12. Number of school-business or interagency partnerships the school has entered into under written agreement.
Sources Indicators: ALASKA ADMIN. CODE tit. 4, §§ 06.805, 06.825, 06.895
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notifications: ALASKA ADMIN. CODE tit. 4, § 06.840,06.845,06.852
Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? Yes
Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? No
Can the state require some other major restructuring? No
Sources Sanctions: ALASKA ADMIN. CODE tit.4, §§ 06.865, 06.870, 06.895; ALASKA STATUTES tit. 14 AS 14.03.250
Rewards
Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Nonmonetary
Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? Not applicable since rewards are nonmonetary
Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Both absolute performance and school improvement
Sources Rewards: ALASKA ADMIN. CODE tit.4, §§ 06.885, 06.895

Arizona
Indicators for High School Accountability
What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
  • Standardized test scores 
  • Results of the English language learners tests
  • Annual dropout rate
  • Annual graduation rate.
What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
  • Description of the school's regular, magnet and special instructional programs
  • Last three years of school assessment information.
  • Expenditure per pupil for supplies, instruction, administration, student support services, administrative support services and operations.
  • Total number of incidents occurring on school grounds, school buses or at school sponsored events that required the contact of law enforcement officers.
  • Description of social services available at the school site.
  • Description of transportation services available.
  • Description of the responsibilities of parents of children enrolled in the school.
  • Description of the responsibilities of school to parents of children enrolled in the school.
  • Description of composition of duties of the school council.
Sources Indicators: ARIZ. REV. STAT. § 15-746,  15-806, 15-1492
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes, the state superintendent of public instruction assigns a solutions team to an underperforming school or a school failing to meet academic standards.
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: ARIZ. REV. STAT. § 15-241
Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
Does the state have the authority to take over the school? No
Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
Can the state require some other major restructuring? No
Sources Sanctions: ARIZ. REV. STAT. §§ 15-181, 15-182, 15-183, 15-241
Rewards
Does the state reward high-performing schools? No
School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Not applicable
Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Not applicable
Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? State does not have a reward program.
Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Not applicable
Sources Rewards: Not applicable

Arkansas
Indicators for High School Accountability
What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
  • Performance on “End of Course Geometry"
  • Performance on “End of Course Algebra 1"
  • Literacy tests
  • Graduation rate.
What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
  • School safety
  • Discipline
  • Per pupil spending
  • Assessment of the local taxpayer investment in the school district
  • Average salary of the staff
  • College remediation rate for high schools
  • Collegiate admission test results.
Schools are also encouraged to incorporate the school improvement plan in the reporting.
Sources Indicators: ARK. CODE ANN. §§ 6-15-404, 6-15-2201, 6-15-1402
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? Yes
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: ARK. CODE ANN. §§ 6-15-421, 6-15-2201
Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? Yes
Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? Yes
Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? Yes
Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, should a low-performing school fail to make adequate yearly progress in the fifth year, the state board is to advance that school into restructuring. In restructuring, the state department may annex the school to another school that is not in school improvement, and/or take other such action as deemed necessary by the department and the board.
Sources Sanctions: ARK. CODE ANN. §§ 6-5-430, 6-15-426, 6-15-428, 6-15-429, 6-15-2201, 6-23-105; ARK. REGS. 188, 234-1 9.10
Rewards
Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Both monetary and nonmonetary
Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Both school and staff
Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? Yes
Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Both absolute performance and school improvement
Sources Rewards: ARK. CODE ANN. § 6-15-2107

California
Indicators for High School Accountability
What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?  The Academic Performance Index (API) is based on a variety of indicators, including:
  • Achievement on the standards-based and norm-referenced state tests, and the high school exit assessment
  • Attendance for student and staff
  • Graduation rates.
What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
  • Progress toward reducing dropout rates
  • Estimated expenditures per pupil and types of services funded
  • Number of misassigned teachers
  • The annual number of schooldays dedicated to staff development for the most recent three-year period
  • Quality and currency of textbooks and other instructional materials, including: whether textbooks and materials meet state standards; the ratio of textbooks per pupil; year the textbooks were adopted; availability of sufficient textbooks and other instructional materials in the following subject areas:
    • Core curriculum areas of reading/language arts, mathematics, science, and history/social science
    • Foreign language and health
    • Science laboratory equipment for grades 9 to 12
    • Visual and performing arts.
  • Availability of qualified personnel to provide counseling and other pupil support services (including the ratio of academic counselors per pupil).
  • Safety, cleanliness and adequacy of school facilities.
  • Suspension and expulsion rates for the most recent three-year period.
  • The percentage of graduates who have passed course requirements for entrance to the state university, including the course requirements for high school graduation and the percentage of pupils enrolled in those courses.
  • The number of advanced placement courses offered, by subject.
  • The percentage of pupils, disaggregated by subgroups, completing grade 12 who successfully complete the high school exit exam compared to the percentage in the district and statewide.
  • Contact information for organized opportunities for parental involvement.
  • Career technical education data measures, including:
    • A list of programs offered that are aligned to the model curriculum standards and program sequences.
    • Identification of courses conducted by a regional occupational center or program and those conducted directly by the school district.
    • A listing of the primary representative of the career technical advisory committee of the school district and the industries represented.
    • The number of pupils participating in career technical education.
    • The percentage of pupils that complete a career technical education program and earn a high school diploma.
    • The percentage of career technical education courses that are sequenced or articulated between a school and institutions of postsecondary education.
Sources Indicators: CALIF. EDU. CODE §§ 33126, 52055.55
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes, districts must contract with a school assistance and intervention team.

State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? Yes
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school continues to be low-performing, an external evaluator approved by the state department of education, in cooperation with a broad-based schoolsite and community team, develops the action plan.
Sources Notification: ANN. CALIF. CODES §§ 52054, 52055, 52055.5
Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? Yes
Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
Can the state require some other major restructuring? No
Sources Sanctions: ANN. CALIF. CODE §§ 52053, 52054, 52055.5, 52055.52 (f), 52055.55
Rewards
Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Both monetary and nonmonetary
Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? No
Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Both absolute performance and school improvement
Sources Rewards: ANN. CALIF. CODE § 52057

Colorado
Indicators for High School Accountability
What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
  • Schools are rated primarily based on student achievement and improvement on all Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) assessments for reading, writing, math and science
  • Curriculum-based achievement scores and college entrance exams administered by the public school
  • Graduation rate for all applicable subgroups.

 

What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
  • Questions directed to parents designed to highlight programs heightening student academic performance and progress toward meeting the federally defined adequate yearly progress
  • Safety and school environment, after school and community programs
  • Student dropouts and graduation rate
  • Staff information and number of professional development days
  • Qualification for any accountability awards
  • A list of ten schools of the same school level is the region, but within seventy-five miles, with comparison of the overall academic performance and growth ratings
  • Assessment scores for Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) and college entrance exams
  • Comparison of CSAP performance by the school, the district and the state for at least three years
  • School revenue and expenditures, including source of revenue and use of the funds.
Sources Indicators: COLO. REV. STAT. §§ 22-7-603.5, 22-7-605; COLO. CODE REGS. § 301-46
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? No, the local board of education must submit a school improvement plan.
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Local boards are required to submit an improvement plan for schools rated "unsatisfactory."
Sources Notification: COLO. REV. STAT. §§ 22-2-106, 22-7-609; COLO CODE REGS. § 301-52
Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? Yes
Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? Yes
Does the state have the authority to take over the school? No
Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
Can the state require some other major restructuring? No
Sources Sanctions: COLO. REV. STATS. §§ 22-7-609, 22-7-609.3; COLO. CODE REGS. § 301-52
Rewards
Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Both monetary and nonmonetary
Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? Yes
Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Both absolute performance and school improvement
Sources Rewards: COLO. REV. STATS. §22-7-610; COLO. CODE REGS. § 301.51

Connecticut
Indicators for High School Accountability
What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
  • State test results
  • Types of supplemental instructional services provided to students who are not proficient in language arts and math
  • Percent of students retained in grade
  • Percent of students enrolled in bilingual or English as a second language programs
  • Percent of students enrolled in special education
  • Performance on Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT)
  • Dropout rate
  • Graduation rate 
  • Graduate follow-up data
  • Any other qualitative or quantitative information that the school believes demonstrates progress in achieving success.

What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
  • Students per instructional computer
  • SAT reasoning test
  • Disciplinary offenses
  • Gender of teachers and administrators
  • Ratio of students to support staff
  • State test results
  • Types of supplemental instructional services provided to students who are not proficient in language arts and math
  • Percent of students retained in grade
  • Percent of students enrolled in bilingual or English as a second language programs
  • Percent of students enrolled in special education.
Sources Indicators: CONN. GEN. STAT. § 10-223e, State Department of Education Circular Letter: C-9, May 31, 2002
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Unclear.  Schools in need of improvement must create a school improvement plan within 90 days of identification, but accountability workbook and other sources do not indicate if such identification must be provided through written warning.
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? Yes
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: PUBLIC ACT 99-288
Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes, certain staff members can be replaced during the third year of needing school improvement and all or most staff members during the fifth year of school improvement.
Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? Yes
Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, the school can be required to restructure the school in terms of the grades included or the programs offered. 
Sources Sanctions: CONN. GEN. STAT. § 10-223e
Rewards
Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Both monetary and nonmonetary
Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? No
Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Absolute performance
Sources Rewards: CONN. GEN. STAT. § 10-262L

Delaware
Indicators for High School Accountability
What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
  • The state assessments of reading/language arts and mathematics
  • In calculating the percent proficient each year, the state will average the most recent two years of percent proficient (including the current year’s percent proficient) and compare the results to the current year percent proficient. The highest percent proficient score will be used to determine the AYP status.
  • Graduation rate.
What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
  • The percentage of students not tested in reading/language arts and mathematics for student subgroups
  • Information that provides a comparison between the actual achievement levels of student subgroups meeting proficiency and those that have not met proficiency
  • The number and names of each school identified as "Under School Improvement"
  • School district revenues, expenditures, tax rates and wealth
  • Information pertaining to parent and community involvement in the school and the school district
  • Examples of exemplary programs, successful teaching and school climate.
Sources Indicators: DEL. CODE ANN. 14 §§ 124A14, 103.1.1; DEL. ADMIN CODE §§ 100.104.1
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? Yes
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: DEL. CODE ANN. Tit. 14 §§ 154, 156; DEL. ADMIN CODE § 103.7
Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No

Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? Yes
Does the state have the authority to take over the school? No
Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, if the school fails to make adequate yearly progress for six years, the district must implement a restructuring plan at the beginning of the school year following the creation of the plan.
Sources Sanctions: DEL. ADMIN CODE tit. 14 § 103.2.6
Rewards
Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Nonmonetary
Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? Not applicable since rewards are nonmonetary.
Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Absolute performance
Sources Rewards: DEL. CODE ANN. 14 §156.

District of Columbia
Indicators for High School Accountability
What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
  • Assessment in math
  • Assessment in reading
  • Participation rate
  • Graduation rate.
What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?  No information available
Sources Indicators: D.C. Code 38-2806
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? No
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? No
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? No
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
Sources Notification: Master Education Plan - Accountability
Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? Yes
Does the state have the authority to take over the school? No
Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? The D.C. council has the authority.
Can the state require some other major restructuring? No
Sources Sanctions: Master Education Plan - Accountability, State Accountability Plan, Revised August 2006
Rewards
Does the state reward high-performing schools? No
School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Not applicable
Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Not applicable
Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? District does not have a reward program.
Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Not applicable
Sources Rewards: Not applicable, Master Education Plan - Accountability

Florida
Indicators for High School Accountability
What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?  A school's performance grade category designation is based on a combination of:

  • Student achievement scores
  • Student learning gains as measured by annual Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) assessments in grades 3 through 10
  • Improvement of the lowest 25th percentile of students in the school in reading, math, or writing on the FCAT, unless these students are performing above satisfactory performance.
  • Graduation rate.
What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?  Information shall include the school's grade based on a combination of:
  • Student achievement scores
  • Graduation rates
  • Learning gains as measured by the annual Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) assessments in 9th and 10th grade
  • Improvement of the lowest 25th percentile of students in the school
  • Information regarding school improvement
  • Indicators of return on investment.

The state requires that school report cards be delivered, not just available, to parents.

 

Sources Indicators: FLA. STAT. ANN. §§ 1008.33, 1008.34, 1008.345
Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
State required to provide written warning? No
State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, the state board may recommend to the district school board that an improvement plan be implemented.
Sources Notification: FLA. STAT. ANN. § 1008.33
Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? Yes
Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? Yes
Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, the state board may recommend one or more of the following actions to enable students to be academically well served by the public school system:
  • Provide additional resources, change certain practices and provide additional assistance if the state board determines the causes of inadequate progress to be related to policy or practice.
  • Implement a plan that satisfactorily resolves the education equity problems in the school.
  • Contract for the educational services of the school, or reorganize the school at the end of the school year under a new school principal who is authorized to hire new staff and implement a plan that addresses the causes of inadequate progress.
  • Other action appropriate to improve the school's performance.
Sources Sanctions: FLA. STAT. ANN. §§ 1008.33, 1008.345
Rewards
Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Monetary
Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Both school and staff
Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? Yes
Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Both absolute performance and school improvement
Sources Rewards: FLA. ANN. STAT. § 1008.36

Georgia
Indicators for High School Accountability
What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance? The performance indicators of student achievement and school performance must be based on information that is disaggregated with respect to ethnicity, sex, disability, language proficiency, and socioeconomic status and must include: 
  • The results of assessment instruments aggregated by grade level and subject area
  • Dropout rates
  • Student attendance
  • School completion rates
  • The percentage of students who passed the Georgia high school graduation test 
  • The percentage of graduating students who meet the course requirements established for the recommended high school program by State Board of Education rule
  • The percentage of students taking end-of-course assessment instruments
  • The percentage of high school students who pass the end-of-course assessment instrument in core subjects
  • The results of the Scholastic Assessment Test or the ACT Assessment
  • The percentage of students taking alternate assessments
  • The average time that a student placed in an early intervention program remains before attaining grade level status and returning to regular status
  • Any other indicator the office of education adopts.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Individual school and school system ratings established by the office of student achievement
    • Academic excellence indicators
    • Teacher-student ratios
    • Administrative and instructional costs per student and other financial accounting information as may be required.
    Sources Indicators: GA. CODE ANN. §§ 20-14-33, 20-14-34
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Department of education school improvement team is appointed to conduct an on-site audit and make recommendations.
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? No
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, a department of education school improvement team assists in the creation of the improvement plan which the low-performing school is required to implement.
    Sources Notification: GA. CODE ANN. § 20-14-41
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, if low-performing for three consecutive years or more the state board may mandate a monitor, master, or management team in the school (paid for by the district); continue the intensive student achievement improvement plan that addresses each academic excellence indicator for which the school's performance is unacceptable (submitted to the state board for approval and implementation); or the state board can mandate a complete restructuring of the school's governance arrangement and internal organization of the school.
    Sources Sanctions: GA. CODE ANN. § 20-14-41
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Both monetary and nonmonetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Both school and staff
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? Yes
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Both absolute performance and school improvement
    Sources Rewards: GA. CODE ANN. § 20-14-38

    Hawaii
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Graduation rate
    • Standardized test scores
    • Annual dropout rate
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Information on student achievement at each proficiency level
    • Information providing a comparison between actual achievement levels and measurable objectives
    • Aggregate information on graduation rates
    • Breakdown of professional qualifications of teachers and percentage of classes not taught by highly qualified teachers disaggregated by poverty status of schools
    • Whether the school has been identified as needing improvement and how long school has been identified as needing improvement
    • Comparison of achievement of students in the school with that of students statewide
    • Summary of school progress
    • Safety and well being
    • Civic responsibility of individual students
    • Parent and community involvement.
    Sources Indicators: HAWAII REV. STAT. §§ 302A-201, 302A-1004
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Unclear
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: HAW. REV. STAT. ANN. § 302A-1004
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, after four years of not adequately meeting progress, the school must take corrective action in a manner that involves one or more of the following:
    • Implementing a new curriculum
    • Appointing an outside expert as advisor
    • Extending the school day or year
    • Restructuring the school.

    After five years of not adequately meeting progress the only option is to restructure. 

    Sources Sanctions: HAW. REV. STAT. ANN. § 302A-1004, Learning First Alliance for Hawaii
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Nonmonetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? Not applicable since rewards are nonmonetary.

    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? School improvement
    Sources Rewards: Hawaii Revised Stat. Ann. § 302A-1004

    Idaho
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Assessment of reading, language usage, math, science and writing
    • SAT and composite ACT scores
    • Progress toward reaching targeted graduation rate
    • Progress toward reducing dropout rates.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
      Districts may require each school to prepare an accountability report card including assessment of at least the following school conditions:
       
      • Estimated expenditures per student
      • Currency of textbooks and other instructional materials
      • Availability of qualified personnel to provide counseling and other student support services
      • An explanation of the teacher evaluation process
      • Teacher and staff training
      • Quality of school leadership
      • Safety and adequacy of school facilities
      • Classroom discipline and climate for learning
      • Achievement of any individual, team or class awards in district, state or national competition, i.e. a school wide "bragging sheet"
      • Input from parents, teachers and patrons is also required.
    Sources Indicators: IDAHO CODE § 33-4501, IDAPA 08.02.03.112.03(e)
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? No
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, the State Department of Education is to provide assistance in developing improvement plans.
    Sources Notification: IDAPA 08.02.03.113
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? No
    Sources Sanctions: IDAPA 08.02.03.113; State Board of Education Adequate Yearly Progress Accountability Procedures, Revised 6/06
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Both monetary and nonmonetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? No
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Absolute performance
    Sources Rewards: IDAPA 08.02.03.113

    Illinois
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance? The indicators to assess student performance and school improvement include, but aren't limited to: 
    • Results of state and local assessment of student performance
    • Student attendance rate
    • Student mobility
    • Chronic truancy rate
    • Retention rate
    • Expulsion rates
    • Graduation rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Number of students receiving a score of excellent on state achievement test
    • Composite and subtest means on nationally normed achievement tests for college bound students
    • Pupil-teacher and pupil-administrator ratio
    • Operating expenditure per pupil
    • District expenditure by fund
    • Local property taxes
    • General state aid and other state funding
    • Indicators of parental involvement.
    Sources Indicators: 105 ILL. COMP. STAT. §§ 5/2-3.25, 5/10-17A
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No, the low-performing school that fails to make reasonable progress may suffer loss of state funds.
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? If the low-performing school does not make adequate progress for five consecutive years, the district must develop a restructuring plan.  State requires parents and outside experts be included in the development of all revised school improvement plans.
    Sources Notification: ILL. COMP. STAT. 5/2-3.25 PUBLIC ACT 093-0470
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? Yes, after three years of a school being on "academic watch", the State Board may change the recognition status of the school to "nonrecognized".
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, a revised School Improvement Plan for a school that remains on academic watch status after a fifth annual calculation must be approved by the school board and the state superintendent.  In addition, the school district must develop a school restructuring plan for the school that must be approved by the school board and the state superintendent.  If they remain on academic watch for a sixth year they must implement their approved school restructuring plan.
    Sources Sanctions: ILL. COMP. STAT. § 5/2.325 d and f
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Nonmonetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? Not applicable since rewards are nonmonetary.

    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Both absolute performance and school improvement
    Sources Rewards: ILL. COMP. STAT. § 5-2.3.25c

    Indiana
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?  The primary indicators of high school improvement and performance are the following:
    • Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress (ISTEP) English/language arts and mathematics tests at grade 10
    • English/language arts and mathematics tests at grade 9
    • ISTEP science tests and social studies tests, when implemented, at grade 9
    • Core 40 end-of-course exams
    • High schools are required to meet a minimum graduation rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Number and percentage of students participating in the school flex program
    • Number of students who have dropped out of school and the reasons for dropping out
    • Number of student work permits revoked
    • Number of student driver's licenses revoked
    • Number of students who have not advanced to grade 10 due to a lack of completed credits
    • Number of students suspended for any reason
    • Number of students taking the advanced placement test and the percentage scoring three, four and five
    • Number of students receiving an international baccalaureate diploma
    • Financial information.
    Sources Indicators: IND. CODE ANN. §§ 20-20-8-8, 20-30-2-2; IND. ADMIN. CODE tit. 511, r. 6.2-6-2, 6.2-6-4, 6.2-6-6
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? No
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school continues to be low-performing, the local board receives input from its school improvement advisory committee for preparation of an improvement plan.
    Sources Notification: IND. CODE ANN. §§ 20-31-4-13, 20-31-9-2; IND. ADMIN. CODE Title 511, r. 6.1-8-5, 511, r. 6.1-1-10, 511, r. 6.2-6-7
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation?

    No

    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? No
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, if the school remains in the lowest category of school improvement in the fifth year after initial placement, the local school board is allowed to:
    • Merge the school with a nearby school that is in a higher category
    • Assign a special management team to operate all or part of the school
    • Implement state department recommendations
    • Implement other options, including closing the school or revising the school plan.
    Sources Sanctions: IND. CODE ANN. §§ 20-10.2, 20-31-4-12, 20-31-9-2, 20-31-9-4; IND. ADMIN. CODE 511, r-6.1.1-13.
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Rewards are both monetary and nonmonetary. Monetary if the improvements have been made in all performance benchmarks. Nonmonetary if the improvements have been made in at least one performance benchmark.
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? No
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Absolute performance
    Sources Rewards: IND. CODE ANN. §§ 20-31-11-1, 20-31-11-3, 20-31-11-5, 20-31-11-6

    Iowa
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • The percentage of eleventh grade students achieving proficient or higher reading status using at least three achievement levels and by gender, race, socioeconomic status, students with disabilities, and other subgroups as required by state or federal law
    • The percentage of all eleventh grade students achieving proficient or higher mathematics status using at least three achievement levels and for gender, race, socioeconomic status, students with disabilities, and other subgroups as required by state or federal law
    • The percentage of all eleventh grade students achieving proficient or higher science status using at least three achievement levels
    • The percentage of students considered as dropouts for grades 7 to 12 by gender, race, students with disabilities, and other subgroups as required by state or federal law
    • The percentage of high school seniors who intend to pursue postsecondary education/training
    • The percentage of high school students achieving a score or status on a measure indicating probable postsecondary success
    • The percentage of high school graduates who complete a core program of four years of English-language arts and three or more years each of mathematics, science, and social studies
    • Attendance rate
    • Graduation rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes? Baseline data on at least one districtwide assessment which is to be used for comparison every year thereafter. The report should include, at least, the following information:
    • Districtwide assessment results
    • Locally determined performance levels for at least one districtwide assessment in the areas of reading, math and science
    • Long-range goals to improve student achievement in the areas of reading, math and science
    • Annual improvement goals
    • Data on multiple assessments for reporting achievement
    • Results by individual building on the state indicators
    • Financial data
    • Progress on the use of technology.

     

    Sources Indicators: IOWA ADMIN. CODE r. 281-12.1-8(3)(b); IOWA CODE ANN. § 256.7(21)
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school continues to be low-performing the school district creates an improvement plan.
    Sources Notification: Iowa Admin. Code r. 281-12.8(4)
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? Yes, but the accreditation committee can recommend that a school remain accredited under certain specified conditions.
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? No
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? No
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? No
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, if the deficiencies of the low-performing school are not corrected the state board is to merge the territory of the school district with one or more contiguous school districts at the end of the school year. 
    Sources Sanctions: IOWA CODE ANN. §§ 256.11(10-12), 281-12-8(4)(c)
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? No
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Not applicable
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Not applicable
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? State does not have a reward program.
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Not applicable
    Sources Rewards: Not applicable

    Kansas
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Reading assessment
    • Math assessment
    • Student attendance
    • Graduation rate
    • Qualifications of the school's teachers.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • School's accreditation status, based on state board notification of accreditation status
    • Progress the school has made in school improvement.
    Sources Indicators: KAN. ADMIN. REGS. 91-31-28; KAN. ADMIN. REGS. 91-31-33; KAN. STAT. ANN. §§ 72-6439(b)(c), 72-8204d
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes, and the warning is to include a statement of the reasons for the warning.
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes.  A school-selected "external technical assistance team," a group of persons appointed by the state department to assist schools in meeting established performance and quality criteria, advises the school on issues of school improvement, curricula, instruction, student performance and other accreditation matters. 
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No; however, the school improvement plan developed by the school must be approved by the state technical assistance team assigned to the school.
    Sources Notification: KAN. ADMIN. REGS 91-31-31; KAN. ADMIN. REGS. 91-31-36; KAN. STAT. ANN. KY. REV. STAT. ANN. § 72-6439d
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? Yes, conditional accreditation status is given to the school.
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No 
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? No
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? No 
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, the state board may:
    • Direct that the local board of education hire one or more designated persons to assist the school in making the changes necessary to improve student performance
    • Recommend to the legislature that it approve a reduction in state funding to the local district by an amount which shall be added to the local property tax imposed by the local board of education
    • Recommend other action as deemed appropriate.
    Sources Sanctions:  KAN. ADMIN. REGS 91-31-28, 91-31-40
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Nonmonetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? Not applicable since rewards are nonmonetary
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Both absolute performance and school improvement
    Sources Rewards: KAN. ADMIN. REGS 91-31-39

    Kentucky
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Math assessment
    • Reading assessment
    • Attendance rate
    • Graduation rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Student academic achievement, including the results from each of the assessments administered
    • Nonacademic achievement, including the school's attendance, retention, dropout rates and student transition to adult life
    • School learning environment, including measures of parental involvement.
    Sources Indicators:  KY. REV. STAT. ANN. §158.6453 (13)(a) and (c)
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No, the school may apply for additional funding through the school improvement fund which was designed to assist local schools in pursuing new and innovative strategies to meet the educational needs of the school's students and raise the school's performance level. 
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No, the local board revises the improvement plan provided for the district, with the assistance of the department of education.
    Sources Notification: KY. REV. STAT. ANN. § 158.658
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? No, but the audit team can make recommendations to the state board regarding the appropriateness of staff members.
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? No
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? No
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, both principals and teachers at low-performing schools are required to have a professional growth plan.  If they fail to respond to the professional growth plan, the state commissioner of education may recommend to the local superintendent that they be dismissed or transferred. 
    Sources Sanctions:  KY. REV. STAT. ANN. §§ 158.780, 158.785; KY. ADMIN. REGS. 703 5:120
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Monetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? No
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? School improvement
    Sources Rewards: KY. REV. STAT. § 158.6455, KY. ADMIN. REG. 5:020, KY. ADMIN. REG. 5:130

    Louisiana
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Proficiency in English language arts assessment
    • Proficiency in mathematics assessment
    • Participation rate
    • Dropout rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes? The school reports include the following information:
    • School performance scores
    • Percent proficient scores
    • School progress in reaching growth targets
    • Subgroup performance.
    Sources Indicators: LA. REV. STAT. ANN. §§ 17:3911, 17:3912, LA. ADMIN. CODE tit. 28, § 2901
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes, a district assistance team is assigned to assist the school with needs assessment and in analyzing the data to determine strengths, weaknesses, goals and objectives.  A revised school improvement plan is produced.
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, with input from the state department of education.
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? The district assistance team creates the plan.
    Sources Notification: LA. ADMIN. CODE tit. 28 § 14-17
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? If a school fails to meet the objectives and has been labeled as academically unacceptable for three years.
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, a statewide Recovery School District was created to operate any school which has been low-performing for four consecutive years. The low-performing school is removed from the jurisdiction of the city, parish or local school board and transferred to the jurisdiction of the Recovery School District, where it is reorganized as needed and operated by the Recovery School District. 
    Sources Sanctions:  LA. REV. STAT. ANN. §§ 17:10.5, 17:10.7, LA. ADMIN. CODE. tit. 28 § 17-24
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Monetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? Unclear
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? School improvement
    Sources Rewards:  LA. REV. STAT. ANN. § 17:10.3; LA. ADMIN. CODE tit. 28 § LXXXIII.1301

    Maine
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Maine Educational Assessment results in reading, writing and math
    • Participation rate
    • Graduation/completion rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Assessment data on all students enrolled in the grades tested in the district as a whole and in the grades tested in each school served by the district. Data is to be from the reading, math and science assessments and must include:

      • Percentage of students tested disaggregated by subgroups of major racial and ethnic groups, students with disabilities, limited English, economically disadvantaged, migrant and gender
      • Student achievement at each level disaggregated by the same subgroups
      • Information comparing student test scores compared to students in other schools in the district and in the state as a whole
      • Most recent two year trend data in student achievement in each grade and each subject area
    • Accountability data used in make adequate yearly progress determinations, including graduation rates for high schools disaggregated by the same subgroups
    • District information for the following three components:

      • Professional qualifications of all secondary school teachers
      • Percentage of secondary school teachers teaching with emergency or provisional credentials
      • Percentage of classes taught by highly qualified teachers in the aggregate and disaggregated by high-poverty compared to low-poverty schools which, for this purpose, means schools in the top quartile of poverty and the bottom quartile of poverty in the state.

    Sources Indicators:  ME. REV. STAT. ANN. tit 20-A CH. 3 SEC. 256; ME. CODE R. Sec. 5. 05-071-125, ME. DEPT. OF EDUCATION, Standards and Assessment
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes, once the need has been identified, the commissioner assigns a team with expertise in the areas of need  to assist the unit in planning for improved student performance, for a period of not less than one year.
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: CODE ME. R. §§ 05-071 CH. 138, 05-071 CH. 127
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? No
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? No
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? No
    Sources Sanctions: CODE ME. R. §§ 05-071 CH. 125, SECTIONS 13 AND 14, §05-071 CH. 127, Maine Department of Education LEA and School Improvement Responsibilities Under NCLB - Fact Sheet
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Unclear
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? No
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Two rewards, one based on absolute performance and the other on school improvement
    Sources Rewards:  CODE ME. R. § 05-071-125

    Maryland
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • High school assessment results in geometry and English
    • School assessment data in reading and math
    • Average daily attendance rates
    • Graduation rates
    • School performance data and supporting information  (Performance data is reported with percentages in both summary form and disaggregated by race, ethnicity, gender, disability status, migrant status, English proficiency and status as economically disadvantaged.)
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Student performance data with percentages in both summary form and disaggregated by race, ethnicity, gender, disability status, migrant status, English proficiency and economic status.
    • Data from a public school student attending for less than a full academic year an alternative education program or school operated by a local school system, juvenile institution, a public charter school, a nonpublic school, Maryland's School for the Deaf or School for the Blind shall be included in the performance report of the local school system in which the student was last enrolled.
    • Data from a public school student attending for a full academic year in an alternative education program or school operated by a local school system, a juvenile institution, a public charter school, a nonpublic school, Maryland's school for the Deaf or School for the Blind shall be included in the performance report of the alternative school attended by the student and in the performance report of the local school system in which the student was last enrolled.
    Sources Indicators: MD. REGS. CODE 13A §01.04.06
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: MD. REGS. CODE 13A §§ 01.04.07 A(2), 01.04.08 A(6), 01.04.08 C(1) 

     

    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? Yes, the state superintendent may recommend that a local school system be placed under corrective action.
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, the state superintendent may require any other major restructuring of the school's governance arrangement that makes fundamental reform, such as significant changes in the school's staffing and governance to improve academic achievement in the school and that has substantial promise of enabling the school to make adequate yearly progress. 
    Sources Sanctions: MD. REGS. CODE 13A §§ 01.04.07, 01.04.08, 01.04.08 B 3(c), 01.04.08 C(1); MD. CODE ANN. 6-116, 9-101 to 9-110. 
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Both monetary and nonmonetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? No
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? School improvement
    Sources Rewards: MD. REGS. CODE 13A § 01.04.09

    Massachusetts
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • State achievement tests
    • Alternative assessments in English language arts and math
    • High school graduation rate
    • Student attendance.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) participation
    • Student attendance
    • High school graduation rates.
    Sources Indicators: MASS. ANN. LAWS ch. 69 1I, MASS. REGS. CODE tit. 603 CMR §2.00 - 2.05
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No, but assistance and support will be provided by the state as needed.
    Sources Notification: MASS. REGS. CODE tit. 603 CMR §2.00 - 2.05
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, if the school has failed to demonstrate significant improvement as dictated by the remedial plan it wrote and had the state board approve, the principal is replaced and the new principal has extraordinary powers which include dismissal of any teacher or other employee assigned to the school without regard to established procedures or collective-bargaining agreements.
    Sources Sanctions: MASS. REGS. CODE tit. 603 CMR § 2.00 - 2.05
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Monetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? No
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Both absolute performance and school improvement
    Sources Rewards: Exemplary Compass Schools

    Michigan
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • English language arts assessment score
    • Math assessment score
    • Participation rates
    • High school graduation rates.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Accreditation status of each school
    • Process by which pupils are assigned to particular schools and a description of each specialized school
    • Status of the 3- to 5-year school improvement plan
    • Copy of the core academic curriculum and a description of its implementation including how pupils are ensured enrollment in those courses or subjects necessary for them to receive adequate instruction in all of the core academic curriculum
    • Student achievement based upon the results of locally-administered student competency tests, statewide tests and nationally normed achievement tests
    • Pupil retention
    • Number and percentage of parents, legal guardians or persons in loco parentis with students enrolled in the school district who participate in parent-teacher conferences
    • For high schools:
      • Number and percentage of pupils enrolled in the school during the immediately preceding school year in a postsecondary course
      • Number and percentage of pupils enrolled in the school during the immediately preceding school year in a postsecondary course disaggregated by grade level
      • Number and percentage of those students who took a college level equivalent credit examination
      • Number and percentage of pupils taking the college level equivalent credit examination who achieved a score that is at or above the level recommended by the testing service for college credit.

     

    Sources Indicators: MICH. COMP. LAWS ANN. §§ 380.1204a, 380.1277, 380.1278 and 380.1280 (commonly referred to as Public Act 25), 388.1619
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school has been unaccredited for three consecutive years they may be provided assistance by the district or by a consortium of intermediate school districts.
    Sources Notification: MICH. COMP. LAWS ANN. §§ 380.1280(12), 388.1619, Michigan School Improvement Framework
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, the school may be required to align itself with an existing research-based school improvement model or establish an affiliation for providing assistance to the school with a college or university located in the state.
    Sources Sanctions: MICH. COMP. LAWS ANN. §§ 380.1280(12), 388.1619
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? No
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Not applicable
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Not applicable
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? State does not have a reward program.
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Not applicable
    Sources Rewards: Not applicable

    Minnesota
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Academic achievement
    • Academic opportunity
    • School safety
    • Student participation
    • Staff characteristics
    • Student demographics
    • Attendance rate
    • Graduation rate
    • Parent satisfaction
    • Report to taxpayers.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes? Left to the discretion of the commissioner of education to identify four to six designations applicable to high and low performing public schools.  Must include:
    •  Student performance
    •  School safety
    •  Staff characteristics.
    Sources Indicators: MINN. STAT. §§ 120B.30, 120B.35, 120B.36
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: MINN. STAT. §§ 120B.31, 120B.35
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? No
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? No
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? No
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? No
    Sources Sanctions: Not applicable
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? No
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Not applicable
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Not applicable
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? State does not have a reward program.
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Not applicable
    Sources Rewards: Not applicable

    Mississippi
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Results from student area testing program for math and English
    • Participation rates
    • Graduation rates.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Student achievement data in all core subjects compared with national standards
    • Clear and comparable public information on the level at which schools, school districts and the state public education system are performing
    • Absenteeism and dropout rates in each school district and the state as a whole.

     

    Sources Indicators: MISS. CODE ANN. § 37-3-53; MISS. PUBLIC SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS 2007
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, with assistance from an assigned evaluation team.
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Following evaluation by a trained team and a public meeting on the results of the evaluation, the department of education and the evaluation team leader assist the school in the development of a school improvement plan.
    Sources Notification:  Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards 2007 see Sec. 3.4.2 - 3.4.4
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes, the state board requests the governor to declare a state of emergency allowing the state to take over the school.
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? No
    Sources Sanctions: Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards 2007 Sec. 2.8.1, Sec. 2.8.2, Sec. 3.4.6
    MISS. CODE ANN. §§ 37-17-6(11-B), 37-17-6(14), 37-18-7
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Both monetary and nonmonetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? No
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Both absolute performance and school improvement
    Sources Rewards: Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards 2007 Sec. 3.5.1

    Missouri
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Assessment in math and communication arts
    • Participation rate
    • Graduation rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Rates of pupil attendance
    • High school dropout rate
    • High school graduation rate
    • Staffing ratios
    • Average years of experience of professional staff and advanced degrees earned
    • Data on the number of students continuing in postsecondary programs
    • Job placement for students who complete district vocational education programs
    • Student scores on SAT or ACT along with the percentage of students taking each test
    • Extracurricular activities offered and the costs associated with each extracurricular activity.

     

    Sources Indicators:  MO. REV. STAT. § 160.522, MO. CODE OF STATE REGS. § 50-340-150
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No. However, existing resources are to be reallocated to address the academic deficiency.
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: MO. REV. STAT. §§ 160.720, 161.092, 161.122
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? No
    Sources Sanctions: MO. REV. STAT. §160.720
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Monetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? No
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? School improvement
    Sources Rewards: MO. CODE REGS. ANN. tit 5 § 80-870.010

    Montana
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Assessments in reading, math and, beginning in 2008, science
    • Participation rates
    • Graduation rate
    • Dropout rates.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • High school graduation rates by subgroup
    • Exit exam pass rates
    • Dropout rate by gender.
    Sources Indicators: ADMIN. RULES OF MONT. § 10.55.601, Small School Accountability Process - Five Year Plan
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, with input from trustees, administrators, teachers, parents and the community.
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: ADMIN. RULES OF MT. § 10.55.601
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? No
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? No
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? No
    Sources Sanctions: ADMIN. RULES OF MT § 10.55.601
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? No
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Not applicable
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Not applicable
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? State does not have a reward program.
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Not applicable
    Sources Rewards: Not applicable

    Nebraska
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Reading assessment
    • Math assessment
    • Participation rate
    • Graduation rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Reading assessment
    • Mathematics assessment
    • Writing assessment
    • ACT test results showing percent of state students tested, the average scores and comparison to national average scores.
    Sources Indicators: NEB. REV. STAT. § 79-760.1, NEB. ADMIN. CODE TITLE 92, CHAPTER 10
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: NEB. REV. STAT. § 79-760.1, NEB. ADMIN. CODE tit. 92, CH. 10
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? No
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? No
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? No
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? No
    Sources Sanctions: NEB. REV. STAT. § 79-760.1, NEB. ADMIN. CODE tit. 92, CH. 10
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? No
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Not applicable
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Not applicable
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? State does not have a reward program.
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Not applicable
    Sources Rewards: Not applicable

    Nevada
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Assessment of English language arts, math, and writing
    • Attendance rate for both students and teachers
    • Number of teachers who are employed as substitute teachers for 20 or more days in the same classroom
    • Participation rate
    • Dropout rate
    • Graduation rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?

    The number and percentage of pupils who:

    • Are economically disadvantaged
    • Are from major racial or ethnic groups, have disabilities, are migrate or transient, or limited English proficient
    • Are habitual truants or habitual disciplinary problems
    • Are deficient in the number of credits required for promotion to the next grade or graduation from high school
    • Received a (1) standard diploma, (2) adult diploma, (3) adjusted diploma, or (4) certificate of attendance
    • Graduated from high school and enrolled in remedial courses at the Nevada System of Higher Education.

    In addition, indicators required include:

    • The number of incidents resulting in suspension or explusion for violence, posession of a weapon, distribution of or possession of a controlled substance, or possession of alcohol
    • The number and percentage of pupils who graduated from high school and enrolled in remedial courses at the Nevada System of Higher Education
    • The annual rate of dropouts in the eighth grade and a separate reporting of the annual rate of dropouts in grades nine to twelve excluding those who received GEDs or are enrolled in courses approved the the state department of education as meeting the requirements for an adult standard diploma
    • Pupil achievement based on the high school proficiency examination including the number and percentage of pupils who failed to pass the high school proficiency examination
    • Information on school staff and professional development
    Sources Indicators:  NEV. REV. STAT. ANN. §§ 385.3469, 385.347
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: NEV. REV. STAT. ANN. §§ 385.345, 385.3661
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Unclear
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, the support team established for the school may take one or more of the following corrective actions for the school:
    • Develop and carry out a new curriculum at the school, including the provision of appropriate professional development relating to the new curriculum
    • Decrease the number of employees at the school who carry out managerial duties
    • Extend the school year or the school day.
    Sources Sanctions: NEV. REV. STAT. ANN. §§ 385.345, 385.373, 385.3744, 385.3761
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Nonmonetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? Not applicable since rewards are nonmonetary.
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Absolute performance
    Sources Rewards: NEV. REV. STAT. ANN. § 385.3785

    New Hampshire
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Assessment results for English lanuage arts and math
    • School environment indicators, such as school safety
    • Participation rate
    • Graduation rate
    • Dropout rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Attendance rates
    • Annual and cumulative drop-out rates of high school pubils
    • School environment indicators, such as safe-schools data
    • Number and percentage of graduating pupils going on to postsecondary education, military service and advanced placement participation
    • Performance on state tests and other standardized tests administered at local option
    • Expulsion and suspension rates, including in-school and out-of-school suspensions
    • Number and percentage of classes taught by highly qualified teachers
    • Teacher and administrative turnover rates at the school and district levels.
    Sources Indicators: N.H. REV. STAT. ANN. §§ 193-E:3, 193-H:2
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No, but if the school's plan is not approved by the state board, a state board designee works with the school to amend the plan to meet state board approval.
    Sources Notification: N.H REV. STAT. ANN. §§ 193-H:3, 193-H:4 I.(b), 193-H:4 II
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? No
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? No
    Sources Sanctions: Instructions and Materials for the 2006-1007 School Improvement Progress Report and 2007-2008 Request for Title I School Improvement Funds, No Child Left Behind School Improvement Sanctions for Schools Receiving Title I Funds
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? No
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Not applicable
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Not applicable
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? State does not have a reward program.
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Not applicable
    Sources Rewards: Not applicable

    New Jersey
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Assessments scores for language arts and math
    • Participation rates
    • Graduation rates, calculated based on dropout rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Results of the High School Proficiency Test
    • Annual student scores on the SAT
    • Student graduation and dropout rates
    • Total student enrollment
    • Percentage of limited English proficient students
    • Percentage of students in advanced placement courses
    • Written narrative by the school principal or a designee describing any special achievements, events, problems or initiatives of the school or district
    • A profile of the most recent graduating class concerning their educational or employment plans following graduation
    • Plans and programs for professional improvement
    • Plans to carry out innovative educational programs designed to improve the quality of education.
    Sources Indicators: N.J. STAT. ANN. §§ 18A:7A-11, 18A:7E-3
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: N.J. ADMIN. CODE tit. 6A §§ 8-4.3, 30-3.2, 30-3.3, 30-3.4
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? No
    Sources Sanctions: N.J. ADMIN. CODE tit. 6A § 30-6.1, 30-6.1(b); N.J. STAT. ANN. §§ 18A:7A-14, 18A:7A-15

    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Both monetary and nonmonetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? No
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Absolute performance
    Sources Rewards: N.J. STAT. ANN. § 18A:7F-29

    New Mexico
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Standards-based assessment score in reading/language arts, math, social studies and science
    • Participation rate
    • Graduation rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes? Graduation rates for each school in the district indicating contributing factors to nongraduation such as transfer out of the school district, pregnancy, dropout and other factors as known.
    Sources N.M. STAT. ANN. §§ 22-1-6.1, 22-2C-4
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No, however schools can apply to the department of education for assistance.
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school continues to be low-performing, the school district creates an improvement plan.
    Sources Notification: N.M. STAT. ANN. §§ 20-2C-7, 20-20-10
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes, policies allow the state public education department to suspend the authority and responsibility of a local school board over a low-performing school. In its place, the state public education department may use any or all of the following groups or individuals in managing or operating the low-performing school:
    • State public education department
    • Contracted consultants
    • Contracted management (such as another school district, individual, group, private company, university)
    • Contracted individuals from other school districts, educational cooperatives, educational organizations or the state's colleges and universities
    • Any combination of the above.
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? No
    Sources Sanctions: N.M. STAT. ANN. § 22-2C-7
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Monetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? No
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Both absolute performance and school improvement
    Sources Rewards: N.M. STAT. ANN. §§ 22-2C-8, 22-2C-9

    New York
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • English language arts and math scores on the Regents Exam
    • Participation rate
    • Graduation rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • English and mathematics performance
    • English and mathematics participation
    • Graduation rate.
    Sources Indicators: Public School Reporting  See (m)
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? Yes
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: General School Requirements (M) Public Reporting Requirements
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? Yes, they identify the school as SURR (Schools Under Registration Review)
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, if a school fails to meet the performance goals for five consecutive years, then a revised restructuring plan must be developed and approved by the commissioner of education.  If they continue failing to meet the performance goals they must implement the restructuring plan at the beginning of the school year following the creation of the plan.
    Sources Sanctions: N.Y. EDUC. LAW § 211-b; N.Y. COMP. CODES R. & REGS. tit. 8 §§ 100.2 (p), 100.13, 170.12
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Nonmonetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? Not applicable since rewards are nonmonetary.
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Both absolute performance and school improvement
    Sources Rewards: N.Y. COMP. CODES R. & REGS. tit. 8 § 100.2

    North Carolina
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Assessment results in reading, writing and math
    • Participation rate
    • Graduation rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes? Focus is on:
    • Student performance in courses required for graduation
    • Indicators which hold school accountable for the educational growth of their students
    • Other measures required of high schools by the State Board.
    Sources Indicators: N.C. GEN. STAT. §§ 115C-12(9)c1, 115C-105.35
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No, but an assistance team assigned by the state board may help create the improvement plan.
    Sources Notification: N.C. ADMIN. CODE tit. 16 G.0306
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? No
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, the state board is required to develop and implement a series of actions for providing assistance and intervention to schools designated as low-performing for at least three out of the last four years. These actions are to be the least intrusive actions that are consistent with the need to improve student achievement at each such school and are to be adapted to the unique characteristics of each such school and the effectiveness of other actions developed or implemented to improve student achievement at each such school.
    Sources Sanctions: N.C. GEN. STAT. §§ 115C-105.37, 115C-105.37A, 115C-105.38, 115C-105.39

     

    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Monetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Staff
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? Yes
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? School improvement
    Sources Rewards: N.C. GEN. STAT. 115C-105.36

    North Dakota
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • English language arts assessment
    • Mathematics assessment
    • Participation rate
    • Graduation rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • High school graduation rates, disaggregated ethnicity and socioeconomic measures
    • Students participating in advanced math and science classes, reported by gender
    • Number of high school graduates
    • Attendance rate
    • Whether or not the school met adequate yearly progress and reasons for the ruling.
    Sources Indicators:  N.D. CENT. CODE § 15.1-06-18
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No, but districts are required to assist in the development of improvement plans if requested by the school.
    Sources Notification: N.D. Admin. Code § 67-19-01-02
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? No
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? No
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes
    Sources Sanctions: N.D. Admin. Code Article 67-19, Accreditation Procedures, Standards and Criteria
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? No; however, they are currently developing a system of rewards.
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Not applicable
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Not applicable
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? State does not have a reward program.
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Not applicable
    Sources Rewards: Not applicable

    Ohio
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Reading assessment scores
    • Math assessment scores
    • Participation rate
    • Graduation rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Student participation and performance data
    • Number of students receiving support or extracurricular services for each of the support services or extracurricular programs offered by the school
    • Average student grades in each subject in grades nine through twelve
    • For pupils in grades nine through twelve, the average number of Carnegie units, as calculated in accordance with state board of education rules
    • Graduation rates, calculated in a manner specified by the department of education that reflects the rate at which students who were in the ninth grade three years prior to the current year complete school
    • Whether or not the school and the school district have made adequate yearly progress
    • By July 2012 they will add data on college and work readiness with measurements including student performance on assessments, percentage of students earning credits in dual enrollment, percentage of students who take remedial coursework upon enrollment in a postsecondary institution.
    Sources Indicators: OHIO REV. CODE ANN. §§ 3301.0714, 3302.03, 3302.032
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: OHIO REV. CODE ANN. § 3301-5601
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? Yes, as a community school, which is the same as a charter school
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, if a school fails to make adequate progress for five consecutive school years, its district must develop a plan during the next succeeding school year to improve the academic performance of the school.  The plan must include the options of turning the operation of the school over to the state department of education and other significant restructuring of the school's governance.

    If the school continues failing to make progress for a sixth consecutive school year, the plan must be implemented.

    Sources Sanctions: OHIO REV. CODE ANN. § 3302.04
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Nonmonetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? Not applicable since rewards are nonmonetary.
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Absolute performance
    Sources Rewards: Ohio Department of Education's Schools of Distinction Information

    Oklahoma
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Oklahoma School Testing Program scores
    • Attendance rate
    • Graduation rate
    • Dropout rate
    • Advanced Placement participation
    • ACT score and participation
    • College remediation.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes? Graduation rates for secondary school students in each of the following groups:
    • All students
    • Regular students
    • Major racial/ethnic groups
    • Economically disadvantaged
    • English language learners
    • Students with individualized education programs
    • Name of each school identified for school improvement
    • Most recent two-year trend in student achievement in each subject area.
    Sources Indicators: OKLA. STAT. tit. 70 §§ 3-118, 3-150, 3-151, 3-152
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? No
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, the state creates the improvement plan.
    Sources Notification: OKLA. ADMIN. CODE § 210:10-13-20
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, the state board shall assign a team to provide guidance and assistance to the school site and district until the site is no longer declared to be low-performing or high challenge.  Other means of intervention which may include but are not necessarily limited to:
    • Special funding
    • Transfer of students
    • Operation of the school by personnel employed by the state department
    • Mandatory annexation of all or part of the local school district
    • Placing operation of the school with an institution of higher education.
    Sources Sanctions: OKLA. STAT. tit. 70 § 1210.541
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Both monetary and nonmonetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? No
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? School improvement
    Sources Rewards: OKLA. ADMIN. CODE § 210:10-13-20; OKLA STAT. tit 70 § 3-152.1 

    Oregon
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Reading/Language arts assessment
    • Math assessment
    • Participation rate
    • Graduation rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • School safety, such as expulsions involving weapons in the school
    • Students who met or exceeded standards leading to the Certificate of Initial Mastery (Certificate of Initial Mastery will be eliminated in 2008-2009 school year) 
    • Dropout rates and the number of students who dropped out of school
    • Parent and community involvement, such as volunteer hours
    • School staff information
    • Resident students who attend a public school in another school district
    • Facilities used for distance learning
    • Alternative education programs and charter schools
    • Instructional hours
    • Expenditures and funding.
    Sources Indicators: OR. ADMIN. R. § 581-022-1060; OR. REV. STAT. § 329.105
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: Standards for Public Elementary and Secondary Schools 581-022-0102
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? No
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? No
    Sources Sanctions: 2006-07 Title I-A School Improvement Resource Manual
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? No
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Not applicable
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Not applicable
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? State does not have a reward program.
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Not applicable
    Sources Rewards: Not applicable

    Pennsylvania
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Math assessment scores
    • Reading assessment scores
    • Participation rate
    • Graduation rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Mathematics and reading performance results by subgroups
    • Graduation rate by subgroups
    • Attendance rate by subgroups
    • Percentage of students who graduate or dropout and the status of graduates the year after they leave high school
    • Number of highly qualified teachers
    • Number of school professionals with emergency certification
    • Number and names of schools identified for school improvement and length of time they have been so identified.
    Sources Indicators:  P.L. 30, NO. 14, § 220, 22 PA. CODE § 4.61
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? Yes
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? No
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? The district must create a district wide improvement plan, including the low-performing school.
    Sources Notification: School Improvement GuidelinesPennsylvania Accountability Overview
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? No
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? No
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? No
    Sources Sanctions: School Improvement Guidelines, Pennsylvania Accountability System
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Monetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? Yes
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Both absolute performance and school improvement
    Sources Rewards: Pennsylvania Accountability System, PA. STAT. ANN. 24 P.S. § 25-2599.2

    Puerto Rico
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Pruebas Puertorriquenas de Aprovechamiento Academico (PPAA) scores
    • Participation rate
    • Graduation rate
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Aggregated and disaggregated subgroup information on graduation rates
    • Percentage of schools making AYP
    • Percentage of schools not making AYP
    • Breakdown of teachers by professional qualifications and those teaching with emergency or provisional credentials
    • Percentage of classes not taught by highly qualified teachers.
    Sources Indicators:  Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook, May 2003, Amended as of Sept. 2006
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? No
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Department of Education is required to plan and implement improvement initiatives.
    Sources Notifications:  Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook, May 2003, Amended as of Sept. 2006
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? No
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? No
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? No
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? No
    Sources Sanctions:  Not applicable
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Both monetary and nonmonetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? No
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Both absolute performance or school improvement
    Sources Rewards:  Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook, May 2003, Amended as of Sept. 2006

    Rhode Island
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Reading assessment
    • Math assessment
    • Writing assessment
    • Participation rate
    • Attendance rate
    • Graduation rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Teacher attendance rates
    • Demographic profiles
    • Results of polls of students, parents and teachers
    • Descriptions of goals, initiatives and achievements
    • Best teaching practices
    • Alternative student assessments
    • Special programs
    • Number of student suspensions and teacher grievances
    • Amount of parental involvement.
    Sources Indicators: R.I. GEN. LAWS § 16-60-4 (22)
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification:  Rhode Island School and District Accountability System, Technical Bulletin, April 2007
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, if after a three year period of support there has not been improvement in the education of students then there are to be progressive levels of control by the department of elementary and secondary education over the school and/or district budget, and/or program.  This control by the department of elementary and secondary education may be exercised in collaboration with the school and the municipality.  If further needed, the school is to be reconstituted. 

    Reconstitution responsibility is delegated to the board of regents and may range from restructuring the school's governance, budget, program, personnel, and/or may include decisions regarding the continued operation of the school.
    Sources Sanctions: Rhode Island School and District Accountability System, Technical Bulletin, April 2007 R.I. General Laws § 16-7.1-5
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Nonmonetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? Not applicable since rewards are nonmonetary.
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? School improvement
    Sources Rewards: Regents' Commended Schools

    South Carolina
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Assessment in English/language arts, math, science and social studies
    • Participation rate
    • Graduation rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Student poverty levels
    • Absentee rates for students and teachers
    • Amount of instructional time
    • Principals' and teachers' professional growth plans
    • Socioeconomic status of students' families
    • Student-teacher ratios
    • Dollars spent per student
    • Scores on high school exit exams.
    Sources Indicators:  S.C. CODE ANN. § 59-18-100
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? Yes
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school continues to be low-performing, an external review committee reviews and reports recommendations made to below-average and unsatisfactory schools.
    Sources Notification: S.C. CODE ANN. § SEC. 59-18-1500
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Operation could be assumed by the state board of education.
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? No
    Sources Sanctions: Education Accountability Act of 1998
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Both monetary and nonmonetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? No
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Both absolute performance and school improvement
    Sources Rewards: S.C. CODE ANN. § SEC. 59-18-1100

    South Dakota
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Reading assessment
    • Math assessment
    • Participation rate
    • Graduation rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Graduation rate disaggregated by student subgroups
    • Two-year trend in student achievement for each grade level
    • Information that provides a comparison between actual achievement levels and the state's annual measurable objectives
    • Percentage of students not tested disaggregated by student subgroups
    • Performance of school regarding adequate yearly progress.
    Sources Indicators: S.D. CODIFIED LAWS § 13-3-51, S.D. ADMIN R. § 24:43 
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No.  State funding is withheld from schools which fail to make adequate yearly progress in reading and math. 
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: S.D. ADMIN R. § 24:43
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? No
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? No
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? No
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? No
    Sources Sanctions: S.D. ADMIN R. § 24:43:07
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Nonmonetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? Not applicable since rewards are nonmonetary.
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Both absolute performance and school improvement
    Sources Rewards: S.D. CODIFIED LAWS § 13-3-67, S.D. ADMIN. R. 24:42:01:02

    Tennessee
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • English and writing assessment
    • Math test
    • Participation rate
    • Graduation rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Number of teachers on waiver or with special permits
    • Local financial contribution to education
    • Dropout rates in subgroups by gender and race
    • Exit assessments, including college entrance examinations, work readiness examinations, and state proficiency exams
    • Incentives and sanctions applied to local school systems.
    Sources Indicators: TN. CODE ANN. § 49-1-211
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: TN. CODE ANN. §§ 49-1-601, 49-1-602
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? The commissioner of education is required to impose corrective actions on a school in its first year of probation for not meeting annual yearly progress. After two consecutive years on probation, the commissioner is authorized to: assume any or all powers of governance of the school or system and recommend to the state board that both the local board of education and the superintendent be removed from office.
    Sources Notification: TN. CODE ANN. §§ 49-1-601, 49-1-602; 2007 legislation, HB 472
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Monetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? Yes
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Absolute performance
    Sources Rewards: TN. CODE ANN. § 49-3-360

    Texas
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Assessment scores in math, English language arts, social studies and science
    • Dropout/completion rate
    • Graduation rate
    • Attendance rate
    • Percentage of graduating students passing the exit exam
    • Percentage of students who failed to perform satisfactorily on assessment tests
    • Percentage of graduating students fulfilling the requirements for the Recommended High School Program
    • Results of the SAT and ACT
    • Percentage of students in accelerated instruction
    • Percentage of exempted students from the assessment program
    • Percentage of limited English proficient students
    • Percentage of students in the special education program
    • Measure of progress toward preparation for postsecondary success.

    Performance on the indicator must be compared to state standards, required improvement and comparable improvement.

    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Academic excellence indicators
    • Administrative and instructional costs per student
    • Instructional expenditures ratio and instructional employee ratio
    • Appropriate student performance and class size information, as determined by the commissioner.
    Sources Indicators:  TX. CODE ANN. §§ 39.051, 39.052
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: TX. CODE ANN.  §§ 39.074, 39.131
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? No
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, closure of school
    Sources Sanctions: TX. CODES ANN. §§ 39.131, 39.132
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Both monetary and nonmonetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Both schools and staff
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? Yes
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Either absolute performance or school improvement
    Sources Rewards: TX. CODES ANN. §§ 39.092, 39.093, 39.094, 39.011

    Utah
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Reading/language arts assessment scores
    • Mathematics assessment scores
    • Graduation rate
    • Participation rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Test scores and trends over the past four years on:
      •  norm-referenced achievement tests
      •  criterion-referenced tests with scores aggregated over two years and an indication of whether there was sufficient magnitude of gain in the scores
      • writing assessments in ninth grade
      • tenth grade basic skills competency requests
    • Average grade given in each math, science, and English course in grades 9 through 12 for which criterion-referenced tests are required
    • Achievement gaps that reflect differences in achievement of various student groups
    • number and percentage of dropouts
    • Course taking patterns and trends in secondary schools
    • Student mobility
    • Staff qualifications
    • Number and percentage of parents who participate in SEP, SEOP and parent-teacher conferences
    • Average class size
    • Average daily attendance
    • Incidents of student discipline, including suspensions, expulsions and court referrals
    • Number and percent of students receiving fee waivers and the total dollar amount of fees waived.
    Sources Indicators: UTAH CODE ANN. §§ 53A-1-603, 53A-3-602.5

     

    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: UTAH CODE ANN. § 53A-1a-107
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? No
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? No
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? No
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? No
    Sources Sanctions: Not applicable
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Nonmonetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? Not applicable since rewards are nonmonetary.
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? School improvement
    Sources Rewards: UTAH CODE ANN. § 53A-1a-107

    Vermont
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • English/language arts exam
    • Reading exam
    • Math exam
    • Participation rate
    • Graduation rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Information on progress toward meeting standards
    • Information about the health and well-being status of students in the school district
    • Information indicating progress toward meeting the goals of an annual action plan
    • Statistical information about the school or community needed to place student performance in context
    • Community support available to families
    • Information on assurance of appropriate career counseling and apprenticeship program offerings at technical centers
    • Student participation in technical education, regional job opportunities and the number of graduates from the previous year who have entered postsecondary education, the job market and the military
    • Student attendance, discipline, dropout and graduation rates
    • May include student-teacher ratio, administrator-student ratio, administrator-teacher ratio and cost per pupil.
    Sources Indicators: VT. STAT. ANN. 16 CHAPTER 3 § 165
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: VT. STAT. ANN. 16 CH. 3 § 165(b), State Board Rules 2122.2
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? No
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, policy allows the state commissioner of education to recommend to the state board one or more of the following actions with regard to a low-performing school:
    • Continue technical assistance
    • Adjust supervisory union boundaries or responsibilities of the superintendency
    • Assume administrative control only to the extent necessary to correct deficiencies
    • Close the school and require the school district pay tuition to another public school or an approved independent school.
    Sources Sanctions: VT. STAT. ANN. 16 CHAP.3 § 165
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? No
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Not applicable
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Not applicable
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? State does not have a reward program.
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Not applicable
    Sources Rewards: Not applicable

    Virginia
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Annual measurable objectives in reading
    • Annual measurable objectives in mathematics
    • Graduation rate
    • Participation rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Assessment results including the percentage of students tested, as well as the percentage of students not tested
    • Performance on the assessment program by student subgroups
    • Accreditation rating awarded to the school
    • Attendance rates for students
    • Information related to school safety to include incidents of physical violence, possession of firearms and other weapons
    • Qualificaitons and experience of the teaching staff including the percentage of teachers endorsed in the area of their primary teaching assignment
    • Percentage of students taking advanced placement courses and percentage taking advanced placement tests
    • Percentage of students enrolled in international baccalaureate or Cambridge programs and percentage of students who receive international baccalaureate or Cambridge diplomas
    • Percentage of students who take college-level courses including dual enrollment courses
    • Percentage of:
      • graduates by diploma types
      • certificates awarded to the senior class, including GED credentials
      • students who do not complete high school
    • Number of students obtaining industry certifications and passing state licensure examinations and occupational competency assessments while still in high school
    • Percentage of dropouts.
    Sources Indicators: 8 VA. ADMIN. CODE § 20-131-270
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: VA. CODE ANN. § 22.1-253.13:5(c), 8 VA. ADMIN. CODE § 20-131-290
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? No
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? No
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, the school is subject to actions prescribed by the board of education and affirmed through a memorandum of understanding between the board of education and the local school board.  The local school board must submit a corrective action plan to the board of education for its consideration in prescribing actions in the memorandum of understanding.  The memorandum of understanding may include, but not be limited to:
    • Undergoing an educational service delivery and management review with the content prescribed by the board of education
    • Employing a turnaround specialist credentialed by the state to address those conditions at the school that may impede education progress and effectiveness and academic success.

    An alternative to the memorandum of understanding would be the local school board choosing to reconstitute a school and apply for conditional accreditation.  The local school board may also choose to combine the school with a higher performing school in the division.

    Sources Sanctions: VA. CODE ANN. §§ 22.1-19, 22.1-253.13:3, 8 VA. ADMIN. CODE  §§ 20-131-300(c), 20-131-310, 20-131-315
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Both monetary and nonmonetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? No
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Both absolute performance and school improvement
    Sources Rewards: VA. CODE ANN. §§ 22.1-19, 22.1-253.13:3, 8 VA. ADMIN. CODE 20-131-325

    Washington
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Subgroup compliance with objectives in reading/language arts and math
    • Participation rate
    • Graduation rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • School-level and district-wide performance improvement goals and plans to achieve the goals
    • Student performance relative to the goals.

     

    Sources Indicators: WASH. REV. CODE §§ 28A.655.100, 28A.655.110
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? Yes
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: WASH. REV. CODE §§ 28A.655.130, 28A.655.140
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? No
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? No
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? No
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? No
    Sources Sanctions: Memorandum No. 040-07M Special Programs and Federal Accountability
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Nonmonetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Staff
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? Not applicable since rewards are nonmonetary.
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Absolute performance
    Sources Rewards: WASH. REV. CODE §§ 28A.625.020

    West Virginia
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Achievement as measured by averaging the most recent three years test scores on state assessment
    • Participation rate
    • Dropout rate
    • Graduation rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Test results from the NAEP assessment and from the statewide assessment program
    • Attendance rates for grades K-12. reported as a percentage
    • Participation rate
    • Graduation rate calculated in relation to number of ninth graders who remain in school and graduate
    • Dropout rate calculated according to the National Center for Education Statistics formula
    • Percent of students proficient in reading/language arts
    • Percent of students proficient in mathematics
    • Percentage of tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade students who took an advanced placement course
    • Percentage of tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade students who took the advanced placement exams and scored a 3 or higher
    • Percentages of students in 9-12 enrolled in foreigh language, mathematics, science, English language arts, and social studies
    • Percentage of graduates taking the ACT and the SAT test; ACT composite score will be reported and SAT math and verbal scores will be reported
    • Percentage of students in grades 9-12 by career cluster as indicated on the individualized student transition plans
    • Indicators based on expenditures, personnel qualifications and school size will be reported at school, county and state levels
    • Names of board of education members attending orientation program for new members and receiving a certification of training. 
    Sources Indicators: W.VA. CODE § 18-2E-5, W.VA. CODE ST. R. § 126 CSR 191 POLICY 2320

     

    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if performance decreases and the school is given temporary accreditation status, the county board must ensure that the school's unified improvement plan is revised to increase the performance and progress of the school.
    Sources Notification: W. VA. CODE § 18-2E-5, W.VA. CODE ST. R. § 126 CSR 13-8
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? No
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? Yes, the intervention may include establishing instructional programs, taking such direct action as may be necessary to correct the impairments, declaring the position of principal as vacant and assigning a principal for the school who serves at the will and pleasure of, and under the sole supervision of, the state board.
    Sources Sanctions: W.VA. CODE § 18-2E-5, W.VA. CODE ST. R. § 126 CSR 126-13-11
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Nonmonetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? Not applicable since rewards are nonmonetary.
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Absolute performance
    Sources Rewards: W.VA. CODE § 18-2E-5(j)(5)(F)

    Wisconsin
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Performance of pupils on the administered tests
    • Performance of pupils, by subject area, on the statewide assessment exams
    • Graduation rate
    • Dropout rate
    • Attendance rate
    • Retention rate
    • Percentage of habitual truants
    • Percentage of pupils participating in extracurricular or community activities
    • Percentage of pupils participating in advanced placement courses
    • Percentage of graduates enrolled in postsecondary programs
    • Percentage of graduates entering workforce assessment scores
    • Name of schools identified for school improvement.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Graduation rates based on number of graduates and number of dropouts summarized by grade, gender, race/ethnicity and disability status
    • Grade advancement summarized by grade, gender and race/ethnicity level
    • Attendance
    • Percentage of classes not taught by highly qualified teachers.
    Sources Indicators: WIS. STAT. ANN. § 115.38
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school continues to be low-performing,  the district provides a peer review process for the school.
    Sources Notification: Wis. Department of Public Instruction's Sanctions for Schools Not Making AVP
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? No
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? No
    Sources Sanctions: Wisc. Department of Education Sanctions for Schools Not Making AYP
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? No
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Not applicable
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Not applicable
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? State does not have a reward program.
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Not applicable
    Sources Rewards: Not applicable

    Wyoming
    Indicators for High School Accountability
    What indicators/measures of quality does the state use to determine high school performance?
    • Language arts participation rate and language arts percentage proficient and advanced
    • Mathematics participation rate and mathematics percentage proficient and advanced
    • Graduation rate.
    What indicators/measures are used for reporting purposes?
    • Graduation rate
    • Attendance rate.
    Sources Indicators: WYO. STAT. ANN. § 21-2-304(v)H
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school continues to be low-performing, they must obtain "broad-based involvement of parents, school staff and others" in reviewing and revising the school improvement plan to address identified issues and obtain district approval of the revised plan.
    Sources Notification: WYO. STAT. ANN. §§ 21-2-304 (a), 21-3-110(a)(xxiv), CODE OF WYO. RULES § 005-000-006
    Sanctions for Low-Performing High Schools
    Does the state have the authority to place a school on probation? No
    Does the state have the authority to remove a low-performing school's accreditation? No
    Does the state have the authority to reconstitute staff? Yes
    Does the state have the authority to reopen the school as a public charter school? No
    Does the state have the authority to take over the school? No
    Does the state have the authority to contract with an outside entity to operate the school? Yes, if the school has not meet adequate yearly progress for four years.
    Can the state require some other major restructuring? No
    Sources Sanctions: CODE OF WYO. RULES § 005-000-006 SECTION 10
    Rewards
    Does the state reward high-performing schools? Yes
    School rewards monetary or nonmonetary? Both monetary and nonmonetary
    Are reward recipients school and/or staff? Schools
    Can school rewards be used for staff bonuses? No
    Are school rewards based on absolute performance or school improvement? Absolute performance
    Sources Rewards: CODE OF WYO. RULES § 005-000-006 SECTION 10

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