Assessment and accountability measure the District's instructional outcomes. Students in grade 2-11 participate in the state's annual Standardized Testing and Reporting program (STAR). Schools are measured through the Academic Performance Index (API). California provides a wealth of data measuring and comparing the performance of students, school and districts.

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A statewide accountability system mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 which requires each state to ensure that all schools and districts make Adequate Yearly Progress.

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API is calculated using a combination of the annual standardized tests and the California High School Exit Exam; the target API for schools in California is 800.

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Results of standardized tests, by school

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The CAHSEE is given annually to students beginning in 10th grade; the test measures proficiency in English and mathematics. Passing the CAHSEE is a high school graduation requirement.

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California English Language Development test (CELDT) is administered to new students with a first language other than English and students identified as English Learners.

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All students in 5th, 7th & 9th grade are tested on fitness standards including aerobic capacity, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility.

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California public schools annually provide information to the community including demographics, academic data, class sizes, teacher and staffing and financial information. SARCs allow parents and the community to evaluate and compare schools.

Local Education Agency (LEA) Plans

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An annual collection of basic student and staff data; includes student enrollment, graduates, dropouts, course enrollment, enrollment in alternative education, gifted and talented education, and more.

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School performance, test scores, student demographics, staffing and more.

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Fiscal, Demographic and Performance Data for California Schools

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California Education Policy News

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Private web site comparing schools using publicly available data.