State releases school designations

The Georgia Department of Education has released its list of “reward” and “alert” schools, designations that are based on progress and performance on state assessments.

The designations replace those that were used under the federal No Child Left Behind education law. Georgia sought and received a waiver from that law.

Reward schools are those that have performed well on state assessments for three years in a row and those that have made strong progress on those assessments. Alert schools are those that have a low graduation rate, low performance from specific groups of students and those that performed poorly in specific subject areas.

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