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Reward Schools

As a part of Georgia's waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), GaDOE now identifies Reward Schools instead of Title I Schools of Distinction. Reward Schools fall into two categories, Highest Performing and Highest Progress.

In October 2012, the GaDOE named 5% of Title I schools as Highest Performing and 10% of Title I schools as Highest Progress. The criteria for both designations are in the box below. The GaDOE will recognize Reward Schools at the annual Title I conference, and Reward Schools may receive financial awards at some point in the future.

 
Reward Schools
Highest Performing (must meet all criteria)
Highest Progress (must meet all criteria)
  • The average achievement of “all students” on every CRCT and/or EOCT in a school is among the highest 5% of Title I schools over the last 3 years in Georgia.
  • For high schools, the graduation rate is among the highest rates among Title I schools.3
  • The school made AYP in 2011.
  • The school is not classified as Priority or Focus.
  • The school is among the highest 10% of Title I schools in academic progress of “all students,” OR in the case of high schools, the progress in graduation rates is highest among Title I schools.
  • The school is not classified as either Priority or Focus.