Performance Level Descriptors for High Schools
This category is reserved for schools considered models of performance. These schools demonstrated high achievement and exceeded target on at least one other performance indicator – equity or readiness – while meeting target on the other indicator.
Schools in this category demonstrated performance that met or exceeded target on multiple performance indicators. These schools typically had acceptable or better levels of achievement, student readiness, and/or in promoting equity for students with below-proficient achievement.
Partially Meeting Expectations
Schools in this category demonstrated either unacceptable levels of achievement or were below target on improving the achievement of below-proficient students and on graduation rate and tested readiness. Many schools in this category showed acceptable performance in promoting equity based on growth for low achieving students and/or met target for student readiness.
Not Meeting Expectations
Schools in this category had unacceptable performance on all indicators. For schools in this category, improvement is an urgent priority. These schools have low levels of achievement, fall short of targets on graduation and tested readiness, and have large achievement gaps that show little or no improvement.