Photo Courtesy: Yelm Community Schools
Two Yelm area elementary schools were among the states 58 top-performing and most-improving Title I schools, known as Reward Schools, according to Randy Dorn’s office, Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Dorn’s statement said:
“Reward Schools are classified either as highest performing or high-progress:
A highest-performing Reward School is a Title I school that has met Adequate Yearly Progress in both Reading and Math for its all students group and all subgroups for three years.
A high-progress Reward School 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. This designation acknowledges a schools performance and improvement in Reading and Math during a three-year period (2008/092010/11). If the school is a high school, it also must be among the Title I schools with the most progress in increasing graduation rates. Schools designated as Reward Schools cannot have significant achievement/opportunity gaps among subgroups.