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Chapter 2. Pupils Subchapter 4. Statewide Testing Of Pupils And Evaluation Procedures [Fna1] Article 1.6. Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program (Ii/Usp) And High Priority Schools Grant Program (Hpsgp): Definition Of Significant Growth And Criteria To Determine Academic Growth For Ii/Usp And Hpsgp Schools Without Valid Api's Definition of Significant Growth for HPSGP Schools.   

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(a) A school participating in the High Priority Schools Grant Program (HPSGP) of Education Code sections 52055.600 through 52055.662 achieves "significant growth" as that term is used in Education Code sections 52055.650 when its combined growth is equal to or greater than ten Academic Performance Index (API) points on the API over the last three years it participates in the program and also achieves positive API growth in two of the last three years.

(b) A school without a valid API score pursuant to Education Code section 52052(f) in any year of participation in the program demonstrates positive API growth for that year when the school's weighted average percent proficient increases by at least one percentage point from the prior year across all California Standards Tests in (a) English/language arts, and (b) mathematics. For purposes of this calculation, there shall be no rounding (e.g. 0.99 does not round up to 1.00).

Authority cited:

Education Code 33031


Education Code 52052

Education Code 52055.600

Education Code 50255.640

Education Code 52055.645

Education Code 52055.650

(Amended by Register 2006, No. 33.)