# Empirical Method for Setting Proposed Revised AMAO 1 Targets and Annual Growth Increments

- Determine adequate annual scale score gain as 43 scale score points (40th percentile gain) based on the matching data from 2006 and 2007 NYSESLAT administrations.

- Determine individual ELLâ€™s AMAO 1 status using the three criteria: 1) advancing one overall proficiency level; 2) making 43 total score gain; or 3) score at Level 2 and above on the current year NYSESLAT for ELLs with one data point.

- Calculate the percentage of ELLs who made AMAO 1 in each district by dividing the sum of all students who made AMAO 1 by the total number of identified ELLs in the district for the current school year.