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Castro Valley School Test Scores Shine

API report from looks good for the district, with all 12 regular schools comfortably above the state target and the continuation school showing a slight improvement.


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 today 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, Castro Valley's score was up and comfortably over the state target of 800. Eight of the 13 schools had rising test scores; four reported declines and one was unchanged.

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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