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2008-09-09 09:00:39

By Kevin Butler . RELATED LINKS: * Search API/AYP test scores from area schools LONG BEACH - Facing tougher academic targets, fewer area schools this year met federal performance targets on standardized tests, according to data released Thursday by the California Department of Education. But most districts showed improvement on California's academic performance standards, a different measure than that established by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Education officials on...

2008-09-08 21:00:23

By Kimberly S Wetzel; Peter Hegarty and Peter Hegarty Most Alameda schools are continuing to meet their target for achieving academic growth based on how well students are performing on standardized tests, according to the latest data from the state Department of Education. The growth targets are measured by an Academic Performance Index (API) score -- a number between 200 and 1,000 that the state assigns to schools and districts. Officials want every school to achieve at least 800....

2008-09-06 00:00:23

By Jerry Berrios; George B. Sanchez Its students made modest gains in math and English this year, but the Los Angeles Unified School District still lags behind the state average and remains on a watch list for falling short of federal goals, according to state exam results released Thursday. LAUSD's score on the Academic Performance Index -- the state's academic benchmark -- rose by 21 points to 683 for the 2007-08 school year. The statewide average was 742, up from 728 in 2006-07. "We...

2008-09-05 21:00:18

By Amanda Baumfeld -- Link: Search results by school, district or county Most local public schools met state testing requirements, but they struggled with tougher federal goals during the 2007-08 term, according to results released Thursday. The Accountability Progress Report released Thursday shows local school districts continuing an upward trend in meeting the state's Academic Performance Index goals. API scores, released annually, are how the state measures school performance...

2008-09-05 06:00:17

By Neil Gonzales A dark cloud has lifted from Taft Elementary School in Redwood City after hovering over it for several years. Taft finally shed a label as a campus needing to improve under the federal measuring stick, the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) program. "I feel ecstatic," Taft Principal Michelle Griffith said Thursday when the California Department of Education released the 2007-08 testing and accountability report, which shows results for the AYP and the state's scoring system,...

2008-09-05 06:00:17

By Kristofer Noceda Area school districts continue to show improvements on state standardized testing, but many still fail to meet federal expectations, according to Accountability Progress Reports, or APRs, released Thursday.. APRs are a compilation of state and federal standardized test results, and are used by educators to gauge how well schools and districts are performing academically. Those figures include the state's Academic Performance Index, or API, and the federal Adequate...

2008-09-05 06:00:17

By Kimberly S Wetzel Although many California schools meet or exceed state achievement hurdles, some continue to stumble over standards set by the federal No Child Left Behind Act and could find themselves on probation in the next couple of years, according to data released Thursday by the State Department of Education. In fact, six East Bay school districts are on probation for the first time this year. About 53 percent of California schools met state growth targets, which are...

2008-09-05 06:00:17

By Eric Louie The number of Tri-Valley schools failing to meet federal student achievement requirements is holding steady, but several have fallen further behind this year, according to the state Accountability Progress Report released Thursday. Although scores are higher for all districts, they have not risen for all schools. Twelve Tri-Valley schools failed to meet federal requirements. The report is based on the results of both the California High School Exit Exam and state...

2008-09-05 06:00:17

By Linh Tat; Ben Aguirre Jr For the third time in four years, the New Haven school district posted double-digit gains on the state's Academic Performance Index. Each of its student subgroups -- including socioeconomically disadvantaged kids, English learners and students with disabilities - - showed improvement as well. And in Newark, Musick Elementary School jumped 31 points. But in the eyes of the federal government, that's not good enough. Like the Fremont school district as a...

2008-09-05 03:00:23

By Joe Nelson County schools have shown the biggest gains this year in state standardized test scores since reporting began in 1999, but a substantial number of them are failing to make adequate yearly progress mandated by the federal government. The local trend reflects statewide numbers in the Accountability Progress Report released Thursday by the California Department of Education. The report shows that although the 2008 state Academic Performance Index showed more schools meeting...


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