23 Aug 2014
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Albany School Test Scores Shine

API reports that all but one school in the Albany Unified School District had growth in 2012. However, all schools sit above the state average.

Albany School Test Scores Shine

The Academic Performance Index (API) is an annual measure of test score conducted by the California Department of Education (CDE).

The latest results were released on Thursday and a summary is pictured above. Read your school's performance off the chart.

The API is a single number on a scale of 200 to 1,000 that indicates how well students in a school or district performed on the previous spring’s tests. 

It is calculated using results of the STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting) program and the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).

The State Board of Education sets the statewide API target at 800 out of a possible 1,000. 

You can  find a more detailed explanation of the API here.

District-wide, Albany's score was up and comfortably over the state target of 800. Five of the six schools had rising test scores and one reported a decline — Marin Elementary.

You can find a great deal more information about the district, your school or any other school or district in California  at the API reports website.

What do you think about the test scores? Any other thoughts about the schools and where they are headed?

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