Illinois Honor Roll

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Selection Criteria for 2012 Awards

To earn an Academic Excellence Award, a school must meet the following criteria:

  • Schools must have made Adequate Yearly Progress in 2011 and 2012 as required by No Child Left Behind.
  • In schools serving grades 8 and below, 90 percent of students must have met or exceeded state standards in both reading and mathematics for the three most recent school years.
  • In high schools, 80 percent of students must have met or exceeded state standards in both reading and mathematics for the three most recent school years.