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  API Results
 
API Growth (2011-2012)

808 (2012 Growth)
804 (2011 Base)

  • The Academic Performance Index (API) system is based on year-over-year test score performance through a two-year cycle. The Base score is for the first year and the Growth score is for the second year.
  • Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between spring 2011 and spring 2012 (as reported in September 2012).
  • The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools.
 
API Growth Target (2011-2012)

-50-25 0255075100
  4 (2012 Growth result)
  Met Interim Performance Target of 800 (2012 Growth target)
 

  This School Middle Schools That Met Targets Statewide
Met its 2012 schoolwide growth target Yes 78%
Met all subgroup growth targets No 65%
  • Each school is assigned an API Growth target by the state, determined by calculating 5% of the difference between the Base API and 800, or a minimum of 5 point growth. Schools with APIs at or above 800 must maintain a minimum API of 800.
  • To encourage schools to improve achievement for all students, the state computes APIs and sets improvement targets for the different student subgroups at the school.
  • The state reports APIs for schools that test a minimum of 85% of eligible students in any subject.

 
2012 API Growth By Subgroup

808
784
967
954
779
901
781
753
599
  All
Students
African American Asian Filipino Hispanic White Socio-
econ. Dis-
advant.
English Language Learners Students with Disabilities
  • The results shown here reflect the school's Growth API for the 2011-2012 school year for all students and for each of the major subgroups of students as reported by the state.
  • The 2012 API Growth is calculated using test score results from spring 2012.

2011 API Statewide Rank


  • The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school's API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range.
  • The 2011 Statewide Rank is based on the results of tests that students took in spring 2011.

2011 API Similar Schools Rank

  • To create the Similar Schools Rank, the California Department of Education compares this school's test scores to 100 schools across the state with similar demographic profiles.
  • California uses parent education level, poverty level, student mobility, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.

Testing in California: An Overview

2011-2012 API subgroup results

 
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  CST Results
 
Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 6

English Language Arts
 67% (2013)
 64% (2012)
 57% (2011)
 54% (2010)
 60% (2009)
 40% (2008)
 43% (2007)
 42% (2006)
The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

Math
 60% (2013)
 56% (2012)
 65% (2011)
 55% (2010)
 58% (2009)
 45% (2008)
 47% (2007)
 37% (2006)
The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

English Language Arts
 52% (2013)
 61% (2012)
 56% (2011)
 52% (2010)
 53% (2009)
 47% (2008)
 42% (2007)
 39% (2006)
The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

Math
 56% (2013)
 56% (2012)
 52% (2011)
 55% (2010)
 45% (2009)
 40% (2008)
 29% (2007)
 35% (2006)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

Algebra I
 78% (2013)
 89% (2012)
 78% (2011)
 89% (2010)
 85% (2009)
 74% (2008)
 59% (2007)
The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)
 31% (2013)
 34% (2012)
 34% (2011)
 27% (2010)
 33% (2009)
 33% (2008)
 6% (2007)
 11% (2006)
The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

Science
 73% (2013)
 76% (2012)
 67% (2011)
 59% (2010)
 49% (2009)
 47% (2008)
 39% (2007)
 24% (2006)
The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 63% (2013)
 65% (2012)
 62% (2011)
 52% (2010)
 50% (2009)
 44% (2008)
 35% (2007)
 37% (2006)
The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative
 55% (2013)
 59% (2012)
 55% (2011)
 45% (2010)
 45% (2009)
 40% (2008)
 37% (2007)
 32% (2006)
The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

Algebra I
 54% (2013)
 51% (2012)
 42% (2011)
 35% (2010)
 47% (2009)
 41% (2008)
 18% (2007)
 29% (2006)
The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

Geometry
 61% (2013)
 90% (2012)
 96% (2011)
 72% (2010)
 81% (2009)
 90% (2008)
 31% (2007)
 68% (2006)
The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled.
  • The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Testing in California: An Overview

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  CST Results By Subgroup
 
The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 6
English Language ArtsThis School
All Students67%
Females65%
Males69%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Guamaniann/a
Samoann/a
Tahitiann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students participating in special education program55%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state35%

MathThis School
All Students60%
Females57%
Males63%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Guamaniann/a
Samoann/a
Tahitiann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students participating in special education program40%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state41%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7
English Language ArtsThis School
All Students52%
Females58%
Males48%
African American25%
Asian94%
Filipino94%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Guamaniann/a
Samoann/a
Tahitiann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students participating in special education program19%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state45%

MathThis School
All Students56%
Females56%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Guamaniann/a
Samoann/a
Tahitiann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students participating in special education program31%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state50%

Algebra IThis School
All Students78%
Females76%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Guamaniann/a
Samoann/a
Tahitiann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with no reported disability79%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate77%
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)This School
All Students31%
Females22%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Guamaniann/a
Samoann/a
Tahitiann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students participating in special education program14%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%

ScienceThis School
All Students73%
Females72%
Males73%
African American73%
Asian93%
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Guamaniann/a
Samoann/a
Tahitiann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students participating in special education program46%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%

English Language ArtsThis School
All Students63%
Females70%
Males57%
African American64%
Asian86%
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Guamaniann/a
Samoann/a
Tahitiann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students participating in special education program30%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%

History - Social Science Grade 8 CumulativeThis School
All Students55%
Females53%
Males57%
African American67%
Asian67%
Filipino80%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Guamaniann/a
Samoann/a
Tahitiann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students participating in special education program19%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to state45%

Algebra IThis School
All Students54%
Females60%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Guamaniann/a
Samoann/a
Tahitiann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students participating in special education program42%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%

GeometryThis School
All Students61%
Females55%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Guamaniann/a
Samoann/a
Tahitiann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with no reported disability60%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled.
  • The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California.
  • The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Testing in California: An Overview  

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