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Incentive funding   

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Beginning with the 1984-85 fiscal year, and each fiscal year thereafter, the State Board of Education shall compute the change in the performance of each school as measured by the change in the composite rating from the prior year. Except as otherwise provided in Sections 54653.5 and 54653.6, a school which demonstrates an improved performance from the prior year shall earn incentive funding in the fiscal year in which the performance improvement occurred. The State Board of Education shall compute the incentive funding earned by each school pursuant to this section as follows:

(a) For each school which demonstrates an improved performance, multiply the increase in the composite score of the school by the number of pupils in that school who took the test during the fiscal year in which the increase occurred.

(b) Add the individual products computed pursuant to subdivision (a) to determine the total statewide increase in school performance.

(c) Divide the product computed for the individual school pursuant to subdivision (a) by the total statewide increase in school performance computed pursuant to subdivision (b) to determine the individual school's proportional contribution to the statewide increase in school performance.

(d) Multiply the quotient obtained pursuant to subdivision (c) by the amount appropriated in that fiscal year for purposes of this article to determine the incentive funding earned by an individual school. In no case, shall the amount of incentive funding earned by an individual school exceed the product of the number of pupils who took the test during the fiscal year in which the increase occurred multiplied by four hundred dollars ($400).

The State Board of Education shall provide the Superintendent of Public Instruction with a list of the schools which have earned incentive funding, and the amount of that funding earned by each school. The board shall provide the governing board of each school district with a list of the schools within the district which have earned incentive funding, and the amount of that funding earned by each school.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1546, Sec. 11.)