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. A summary is pictured above. Read your school's performance off the chart.
What are you looking at?
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.
Fourteen of the district's 18 schools posted increases in API scores while the remainder reported declines.
The district's standouts were its two KIPP charter schools that are part of a nationwide network that strives to make academic stars of students from low income, and/or non-white families.
KIPP Summit Academy, which serves 5th through 8th grades, earned an API score of 912, up 58 points from last year and in the top eight percent of all public schools in California. Its student body is 92 percent minority and nearly 70 percent eligible for the federal free and reduced-price meals program.
KIPP King Collegiate, the high school, scored 832 on the API, in the top 10 percent of all public high schools in the state.
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.
Numbers don't tell the whole story but what do these test results -- and your other experiences -- tell you about San Lorenzo schools?