Turnaround School Information
What determines a PLA?
Arizona ranked schools using the Single Percentage Method defined in federal guidance using current year test results.
- Schools were ranked by the percentage of students scoring proficient on the AIMS.
- Arizona also ranked schools by lack of progress.
- Lack of progress was measured as the average annual change in the percentage of students scoring proficient on AIMS over the past three years.
- A school's final ranking is determined by averaging the two ranks, giving each rank equal weight, using the following formula: Final Rank = (Rank Percent Proficient + Rank Lack of Progress)/2
For more information and the current list of PLA schools, see the Arizona Department of Education AYP Determinations web page.