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Beating the Odds!
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The Calico Rock High School has been recognized by the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas as a school that is Beating the Odds, because students demonstrated high growth on the ACT Aspire even though the school serves a high percentage of students who participate in Free and Reduced Lunch!  As you may know, the OEP creates an annual report entitled the Outstanding Educational Performance Awards, recognizing schools with high student growth.  We think growth is the best indicator of the positive impact that your school is having on students.

Calico received the following "Beating the Odds" awards:

High Math Growth:  High School Level (Northeast Region)

High ELA Growth:  High School Level (Northeast Region)

Awards are based on the 2021 content growth score calculated by the Arkansas Department of Education.  These growth scores reflect how much students at the school improved from 2019 compared to how much they were expected to grow.  The Office for Education Policy Recognizes schools based on Overall growth, as well as for growth in Math and English Language Arts separately.

We congratulate you on this accomplishment and hope that you will share this good news with teachers, students, and others who contributed to your school's success.

Congratulations again on "Beating the Odds"!