RECORD 1,614 SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED BY CALIFORNIA
BUSINESS COMMUNITY FOR HIGH STUDENT ACADEMIC
ACHIEVEMENT AND CLOSING ACHIEVEMENT GAPS
Schools Selected by California Business for Education
Excellence for Prestigious Honor Roll
May 15, 2012 (Sacramento, CA) – California GEAR UP is pleased to share today that a record 1,614 schools have been selected by California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) as schools in California to receive the title of 2011 Honor Roll school. Included on the list are many current and former California GEAR UP Schools.
Schools receiving this distinction from the California business community have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps among student populations. For High Schools, the Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness. The CBEE Honor Roll is comprised of two different awards, the “Star Schools” Award (527 schools), “Scholar Schools” Award (1,087 schools) and special designation for “STEM schools ” with highest performance in math and science.
Like California GEAR UP Schools, CBEE Star Schools are those with significant populations of socio-economically disadvantaged students that have shown a significant increase in grade-level proficiency over time. CBEE Scholar Schools are schools that are showing significant levels of academic achievement, but do not have a significant socio-economically disadvantaged student population.
“We are so proud to to have California GEAR UP Schools recognized by California’s business community as an Honor Roll school,” said Gina Rodriguez, School Services Manager-Calfiornia GEAR UP. “Our teachers and administrators work tirelessly to keep the focus on high expectations and student academic achievement and to continuously improving our practices. This hard work and dedication is paying off for all of our students, no matter their background.”
The Honor Roll is the premier school recognition program that uses only academic achievement data showing improved academic growth over time and a closing of the achievement gap.