The Top Gainer Award is presented to schools that have reached a targeted gain in the percentage of passing ISTEP tests over a three year period.
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TOP GAINER CALCULATION
The Top Gainer award uses the percentage of passing ISTEP tests for a non-mobile group of students (enrolled in the school 126 prior to the test). The three-year average gain or loss is calculated by averaging the gain/loss between the 2003 and 2004 tests with the gain/loss between the 2004 and 2005 tests, and the gain/loss between the 2005 and 2006 tests. The 2007 test is not used for the Top Gainer award because the data for students enrolled 126 days is not available from the Department of Education until March or April 2008. The amount of gain expected for the Top Gainer award is based on a sliding scale. Schools with fewer passing ISTEP tests are expected to show greater gains as follows:
|PASSING TESTS||TARGET GAIN|
|90%||Any amount above 0%|
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