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Policy 2004

Accountability Goals

A. High School Graduation Rate Goals
The board will annually adopt district-wide graduation goals and direct the high school to establish goals, subject to Board approval, to increase the percentage of on-time graduates receiving a high school diploma.

The minimum graduation rate goals will be as defined in WAC 180-105-060.

B. District and School English Language Arts and Mathematics Improvement Goals
The board will adopt district-wide performance improvement goals for reading and mathematics and direct each school in the district that administers the statewide assessment to adopt performance improvement goals to increase the percentage of students meeting the standard in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics.

The goal for the district and for each school is to increase the percentage of students in the following categories that meet or exceed the ELA and mathematics improvement goals:
a. All students;
b. Students of each major racial and ethnic group;

c. Economically disadvantaged students;

d. Students served in Special Education; and

e. Students served in the state’s Transitional Bilingual Instructional Program.

Once a year the board will issue a report to parents and present it in a public meeting. The report will include the following:

1. The district and building improvement goals;

2. Student performance relative to the goals; and

3. District and building plans to achieve the goals, including curriculum and instruction, parent and guardian involvement, and resources available to parents and guardians to assist students in meeting the state standards.

Annually, the district will report the district’s progress toward meeting the district and building goals in a news release to local media. The report will also be included in each school’s annual school report.

Cross References: 4000 – Public Information Program

Legal References: RCW 28A.655.100 Performance goals – Reporting requirements
WAC 180-105-020 Reading and mathematics
WAC 180-105-060 High school graduation

Management Resources: 2010 – June Issue
Policy News, December 2005 Requirements Revised
Policy News, October 2003 A+ Commission’s Revised Performance Improvement Goals
Policy News, June 1999 Accountability Bill Includes Policy Implication
Policy News, August 1998 CORRECTION: Reading goals policy
Policy News, June 1998 Boards must set reading goals

La Center School District
Adoption Date: August 28, 2018

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