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WAC 392-501-720

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Process and criteria for identifying challenged schools in need of improvement.

By February 1st of every year, the superintendent of public instruction will identify challenged schools in need of improvement using the following criteria:
(1) Priority schools are the persistently lowest-achieving schools in the state. Priority schools are:
(a) Schools in the priority-lowest five percent tier of the Washington achievement index for the all students group in reading, writing, science, mathematics and beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, English language arts, combined for the past three consecutive years based on the composite index score; or
(b) High schools that grant diplomas with a five-year adjusted cohort graduation rate that is less than sixty percent based on the past three consecutive years.
(2) Focus schools are:
(a) Schools that are in the underperforming tier of the Washington achievement index in one or more student subgroup categories in reading, writing, science, mathematics and beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, English language arts, combined for the past three consecutive years based on the composite index score; or
(b) High schools that grant diplomas with a five-year adjusted cohort graduation rate that is less than sixty percent among one or more of student subgroup categories for the past three consecutive years.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.657.020. WSR 14-06-011, § 392-501-720, filed 2/20/14, effective 3/23/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.657.020, 28A.657.030, and 28A.657.100. WSR 10-24-057, § 392-501-720, filed 11/29/10, effective 12/1/10.]