If you’ve ever wondered if you’ve had a grade increase, the answer is no.
But if you did, you may be looking at a school rating of “moderate” or “high” for your school.
That means your score has dropped from a “moderate,” “moderate-high,” “high,” or “super-high” to an “extreme” or a “excessive” score.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), an “excellent” score is considered the highest grade.
If you scored “exactly” “exceeds the average,” your school would likely be a “super” for this reason.
The average “super high” score in New York State is currently “a moderate-high.”
So how does this work?
Well, there are three ways to determine whether your score is “excessively high”:1) You might be eligible for a “special education benefit,” which is the money that helps parents with disabilities pay for special education services, such as therapy or tutoring.2) You may be eligible to receive financial assistance for your child to attend a private school.3) You can qualify for a federal financial assistance program called Section 8 (formerly known as Head Start).
If you’re looking for more information on how to know if your school’s “super rating” or high score is really an “over” or an “under,” read our guide to finding out if your state is a “high-poverty” area.
If your school is not rated as “super,” your parent(s) or guardian can sign up for a special education plan, which gives you access to a variety of resources, including therapy, reading, and tutoring, according to the AP.
The good news is that even if your score may not be “exceptionally high,” you’re still eligible for help.
There are three main ways you can apply for federal financial aid:If your child’s school is rated “exclusively” “high”, your parent or guardian will need to apply for a Special Education Program (SEP) voucher.
This can be a great way to save money on your childs college fees and/or private school tuition.
If the score is rated as an “extremely high” or higher, you can also apply for assistance through the “Family Assistance Program” (FAP).
This program helps families pay for college, tuition, and private school for eligible children.
The application is complete in about three months.
If you’ve been told you’ve “overachieved” by any means, you’ll need to get your score checked by a licensed, independent professional.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) can help.
The OCR’s “Outcomes of School Performance” tool, which tracks performance and is the official score, has been updated to reflect the new grading system.
The tool will automatically alert you to the new score if it is “in excess of” a previous score.
The OCR has also published an updated “Outcome of School” report that tracks students’ graduation rates, attendance, and graduation rates at public, private, and for-profit schools.
This is an updated version of an article published on December 18, 2017.