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381 schools to receive Washington Achievement Award

The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education have announced the 381 winners of the 2012 Washington Achievement Awards. The schools recognized are the top performers in the seven following categories:

  • Overall Excellence
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Extended Graduation Rate (only awarded to high and comprehensive schools)
  • Closing Achievement Gaps
  • High Progress (replaces the “Improvement Category from previous years  and is only available to Title I or participating schools)

The winners are selected using Washington’s Achievement Index and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver. On using the accountability criteria in the ESEA Flexibility Waiver, Superintendent Randy Dorn stated, “We’re grateful that the Flexibility Waiver has given us a chance to align our accountability efforts with the federal government’s expectations. This will streamline both systems over time and provide a better picture of how our schools are doing.”

The schools will be honored at an award ceremony on April 30th at Kenwood High School in Covington. Kentwood is also the winner of Washington Achievement Awards in “Math” and “Closing Achievement Gaps.”

Read more about the Washington Achievement Awards here.

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