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Chapter 11. Special Programs Subchapter 22.5. Reading First Achievement Index/Definition Of Significant Progress Defining Significant Progress/Continuance of Reading First Funding.   

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(a) In order to continue to receive Reading First Funding, a local educational agency (LEA) must achieve "significant progress" which is defined as having at least half of the LEA's Reading First schools, which have an RFAI, achieve an RFAI that is above one standard deviation below the mean on the RFAI for the LEA's cohort.

(b) A cohort is made up of all the LEAs that were funded in the same round of subgrant competition.

(c) Cohort One is defined as all of the LEAs in the round of subgrant competition that was funded commencing November 13, 2002.

(d) For Cohort One, if a LEA fails to make significant progress after the fifth year of implementation, the California Department of Education (CDE) shall notify the LEA that it will not be funded for the next year of implementation.

(e) For all other cohorts, if a LEA fails to make significant progress after the fourth year of implementation, CDE shall notify the LEA that it will not be funded for the next year of implementation.

Authority cited:

Education Code 12001

Education Code 12032

Education Code 33031

Reference:

Education Code 51700

20 USC 6362 (Title I, Part B, federal No Child Left Behind Act)

(Added by Register 2006, No. 43.)