Selection Criteria for 2013 Awards
The criteria for selecting Spotlight Schools are as follows:
- At least half the students enrolled are classified as low-income students in 2013.
- Schools must have made Adequate Yearly Progress for the last two years, 2011 and 2012, as required by No Child Left Behind. In 2011 and 2012, at least 85 percent of students met or exceeded standards. In 2013, at least 92.5 percent of students met or exceeded standards.
- At least 50 percent of students met or exceeded those same standards in the two preceding years, 2011 and 2012.