The identification of high-performing and/or high-progress is based on statewide reading and mathematics assessments under the State Accountability System in the 2014-15 school year, as well as graduation rates. A high-progress reward school is identified as a Title I school in the top 25 percent in annual improvement and/or in the top 25 percent of those demonstrating ability to close performance gaps (based on state accountability system safeguards in the 2014-15 school year). For 2015-16, TEA has identified 140 campuses has high-progress.
A high-performing reward school is identified as Title I school with distinctions based on reading and math performance, as well as the highest graduation rates at the high school level. For 2015-16, TEA has identified 160 campuses as high-performing.
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