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Title 4 . Education and Early Development
Chapter 6 . (Repealed)
Section 835. Designations

4 AAC 06.835. Designations

(a) The department will determine whether each school has made adequate yearly progress based on the results of the statewide assessments and information provided to the department. No later than July 1 of each year, the department will notify districts of the preliminary designation under this section of each school within the district. If a school does not demonstrate adequate yearly progress as required by 4 AAC 06.805, the district shall assign the school one of the following designations, based on the duration of the failure to make adequate yearly progress:

(1) for one year: Level 1;

(2) for two consecutive years: Level 2;

(3) for one additional year after a school was designated as Level 2, without two consecutive years of demonstrating adequate yearly progress: Level 3;

(4) for two additional years after a school was designated as Level 2, without two consecutive years of demonstrating annual yearly progress: Level 4;

(5) for three or more additional years after a school was designated as Level 2, without two consecutive years of demonstrating adequate yearly progress: Level 5.

(b) The department will determine whether each district has made adequate yearly progress based on the results of the statewide assessments and information provided to the department for each school and student within the district. No later than August 15 of each year, the department will notify districts of the preliminary designation under this section of each district. If a district does not demonstrate adequate yearly progress as required by 4 AAC 06.805, the department will assign the district one of the following designations based on the duration and extent of the failure to make adequate yearly progress:

(1) for one year: Level 1;

(2) for two consecutive years of not demonstrating adequate yearly progress in each of the grade spans 3 - 5, 6 - 8, and 9 - 10: Level 2;

(3) for one additional year of not demonstrating adequate yearly progress in each of the grade spans 3 - 5, 6 - 8, and 9 - 10 after a school was designated as Level 2, without two consecutive years of demonstrating adequate yearly progress: Level 3;

(4) for two or more additional years of not demonstrating adequate yearly progress in each of the grade spans 3 - 5, 6 - 8. and 9 - 10 after a district was designated as Level 2, without two consecutive years of demonstrating annual yearly progress: Level 4.

(c) If a school or district does not demonstrate adequate yearly progress in a year only because it did not meet the requirements under 4 AAC 06.810 for one subject area, not meeting the requirements under 4 AAC 06.810 for the other subject area in the next year will not be considered failing to make adequate yearly progress in consecutive years for purposes of the designations in (a) or (b) of this section.

(d) A school or district that receives a designation of Level 2 or higher under (a) or (b) of this section must demonstrate adequate yearly progress for two consecutive years to discontinue being designated under that section. If the designation was due solely to a failure to meet the academic performance requirements under 4 AAC 06.810 for one subject area, that designation will be discontinued if, in two consecutive years, the school or district meets the requirements for

(1) academic performance under 4 AAC 06.810 in that subject area;

(2) participation under 4 AAC 06.820; and

(3) other academic indicators under 4 AAC 06.825.

(e) A designation of a school is final if the school does not, within 10 days after receipt of the preliminary designation, submit a request to have the designation reviewed under 4 AAC 06.875(b) . A designation of a district is final if the district does not, within 10 days after receipt of the preliminary designation, submit a request to have the designation reviewed under 4 AAC 06.875(e) .

History: Eff. 11/23/2003, Register 168; am 7/9/2005, Register 175; am 9/4/2005, Register 175

Authority: AS 14.03.123

AS 14.07.020

AS 14.07.060

AS 14.50.080


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