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API Data Files

Downloadable data files, record layouts, and flag definitions for the Academic Performance Index (API).
Important Notice

On March 13, 2014, the State Board of Education (SBE) approved not to calculate the API for local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools for the 2014 and 2015 academic years. As a result, the 2014, 2015, and 2016 API reports will not be produced.

The SBE and the California Department of Education (CDE) are in the process of developing a new accountability system to replace the API to better measure our State's educational goals.

On September 8, 2016, the SBE approved key elements of a new school accountability system.

About Updates to Data

Instructions for downloading and file expansion

3-Year Average API (School-Level Only)
2013 Growth API
2012 Base API
2012 Growth API
2011 Base API
2011 Growth API
2010 Base API
2010 Growth API
2009 Base API
2009 Growth API
2008 Base API
2008 Growth API
2007 Base API
2007 Growth API
2006 Base API
2006 Growth API
2005 Base API
2004-05 Growth API
2004 Base API
2003-04 Growth API
2003 Base API
2002-03 Growth API
2002 Base API
2001-02 Growth API
2001 Base API
2000-01 Growth API
2000 Base API
1999-00 Growth API
1999 Base API
About Updates to Data
  • Reports and data files are based on test results of the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program, the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE), and the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA).
  • Reported data may change due to a number of factors, such as:
    • School districts correcting errors in demographic data
    • The California Department of Education (CDE) reviewing and identifying additional data errors
    • Schools identified as having incomplete data
Questions: Academic Accountability Team | aau@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0863 
Last Reviewed: Friday, September 23, 2016
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