Accountability Progress Report (APR) Data from the California Department of Education was released Monday morning. The score provides results from the state accountability system: the Academic Performance Index (API), as well as the federal accountability system, comprised of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and Program Improvement (PI).
According to a spokesperson for San Diego Unified School District, the largest district in the county, the scores suggest more schools in both number and percentage have API scores over 800 and 900.
Statewide, schools made gains according to state superintendent Jack O'Connell. Forty-six percent of all California schools are now at or above the overall statewide target API of 800, up four percentage points from the year before, according to a district news release. In 2010, the AYP targets increased about 11 percentage points across the board from 2009.
The state API and federal AYP results report progress in different ways. While the state API measures year-to-year improvement, the federal AYP system focuses on whether students score at the proficient level or above on state assessments.