“In December 2015, the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was reauthorized as the, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Under ESSA, state are tasked with the responsibility to create or revise their current accountability system to ensure that states “meaningfully differentiate” schools based on:

Academic Proficiency on State assessments;

Graduation rates for high school;

English Language Proficiency;

Growth or other State-wide academic indicator for K-8 schools;

At least one other State-determined indicators of school quality or student success; and

95% assessment participation rate.”

As part of the official Star Rating process for all schools in Nevada, the Star Rating includes three school level designations- Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI)/Rising Star Schools, Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) and Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI).