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
Annual Yearly Progress (AYP)
A statewide accountability system mandated by the No Child Left BehindAct of 2001 which requires each state to ensure that all schools anddistricts make Adequate Yearly Progress.
Academic Performance Index (API)
API is calculated using a combination of the annual standardized testsand the California High School Exit Exam; the target API for schools inCalifornia is 800.
Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR)
Results of standardized tests, by school
California English Language Development Test (CELDT)
California English Language Development test (CELDT) is administered tonew students with a first language other than English and studentsidentified as English Learners.
California Physical Fitness Test Results
All students in 5th, 7th & 9th grade are tested on fitness standards including aerobic capacity, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility.
School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs)
California public schools annually provide information to the communityincluding demographics, academic data, class sizes, teacher andstaffing and financial information. SARCs allow parents and thecommunity to evaluate and compare schools.
Local Education Agency (LEA) Plans
California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS)
An annual collection of basic student and staff data; includes studentenrollment, graduates, dropouts, course enrollment, enrollment inalternative education, gifted and talented education, and more.
California Department of Education DataQuest
School performance, test scores, student demographics, staffing and more.
Education Data Partnership
Fiscal, Demographic and Performance Data for California Schools
California Education Policy News
Private web site comparing schools using publicly available data.