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Re: Average Daily Attendance (not a band question)
You don't get penalized as in sanctions or investigations by having an ADA of (example) 89%, but your district can and does lose money. Last year, many large districts with falling enrollment due to charters and the like wound up having to pay money back to the state due to the overall district ADA.
A "target" ADA is little more than a campus and district decision. Most of the time these targets are agreed upon by the SBDM, and then they put policies and programs in place to meet those percentages.
What matters most, though, is percentage of first time testers. The state wants those numbers as close to 100% as possible. They want everyone taking STAAR in the first administration.
What happens to a school that doesn't meet the "target" daily attendance? Where does it come from? I know it's tied to money, but how? Or why have a target?
I ask because I don't think we have meet our target in years and nothing seems to change.