OTHER USEFUL SITES
ON SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY

The API The Academic Performance Index (API) is the cornerstone of California's Public Schools
Accountability Act (PSAA). The purpose of the API is to measure the academic performance and growth of schools. It is a numeric index (or scale) that ranges from a low of 200 to a high of 1000. A school's score or placement on the API is an indicator of a school's performance level. The interim statewide API performance target for all schools is 800. A school's growth is measured by how well it is moving toward that goal.
http://api.cde.ca.gov/
SMMUSD individual
schools 2003-04
API scores
The Stanford 9 is a nationally normed multiple- choice achievement test. School districts are required to administer the Stanford 9 to all students in grades 2 through 11, except for those students whose Individual Education Plans (IEPs) explicitly exempt them, or students whose parent or guardian submits a written request to exempt the student. In grades 2 through 8 students are tested in reading, spelling, written expression, and mathematics. In grades 9 through 11 testing is required in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and history/social science.
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SMMUSD individual
schools 2003-04
STAR scores
 
This California Department of Education web site provides exhaustive state, county, district, and individual school site information on enrollment, graduates, dropouts, English learners, staffing, projected teacher hires, course enrollments, high school (SAT/ACT/AP) scores, and STAR9 test results.
The state, county, district and school reports have a wealth of data covering such areas as students and staffing, plus finances for the district level. A Glossary gives you quick access to helpful definitions. You can also link directly to many California Department of Education web pages as well as other interesting sites about K-12 education.
Ed-Data provides
fiscal, demographic
and performance
data on all of
California's K-12
schools.

Click here to visit
their website.

School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
California public schools annually provide information about themselves to the community allowing the public to evaluate and compare schools for student achievement, environment, resources and demographics. Click here

In November 1988, California voters passed Proposition 98, also known as The Classroom Instructional Improvement and Accountability Act . This ballot initiative provided California's public schools a stable source of funding. In return, all public schools in California are required to prepare and disseminate information annually about themselves to the public through a School Accountability Report Card

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