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The Federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, requires all states to develop an accountability plan that outlines how the state will determine that schools and school districts are making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP); however, the state of Florida was granted a waiver to some of the provisions of No Child Left Behind. In school year 2013-14, schools established Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) in reading, math, writing, and science, which will be monitored for progress.

Florida's plan to monitor academic progress is called "Differentiated Accountability." Under Differentiated Accountability, school success is based on the school grade. The school grade is based on students' performance on FCAT and other factors. The data used for the AMAO incorporates assessment results in grades 3-10 from FCAT, ESE alternative assessment, and students with limited English proficiency (CELLA). Not meeting AMAOs does not mean that a school or district is failing, it means that the AMAO targets have not been met for at least one group of students. For more information on Florida's waiver, school grades, and Differentiated Accountability, go to

Click here for the DOE's most current Highlands No Child Left Behind School Public Accountability Reports, (SPAR).

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Click here for further No Child Left Behind information and other DOE resources on the No Child Left Behind Act.
Click here for DOE School Accountability Reports. This includes School Grades, Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) and School Report Cards.
Click here for the most current School Financial Report for SPARs.

For School Year 2015-2016 No Child Left Behind Public Accountability Reports, click on the desired School below:


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