Clark Elementary is among state’s most improved schools
September 4, 2012
Clark Elementary School is one of 58 Title 1 schools across the state that have been designated as “Reward Schools” by State Superintendent Randy Dorn.
The designation is a part of Washington’s Elementary and Secondary Act waiver granted by the Department of Education where “Reward Schools” are classified as either “highest performing” or “high-progress.”
On the Web
See a complete list of “Reward Schools” and learn more about the state’s Elementary and Secondary Act waiver at www.k12.wa.us/ESEA.
Clark Elementary has been named a high progress Reward School, the criteria for which is a Title I school that scored in the top 10 percent of Title I schools in reading and math (combined) on state assessments for its “all students” group.
The designation acknowledges a school’s performance and improvement in reading and math during a three-year period (the 2008-09 through 2010-11 school years). Schools designated as Reward Schools cannot have significant achievement/opportunity gaps among subgroups or students categorized along lines of race, disabilities and English as a second language.
“Schools identified as Reward Schools have been doing the work that it takes to make a difference for students,” Dorn said in a prepared statement. “School staff, students, parents and communities should be proud to join this distinguished group.”