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Flag Definitions for 2000-01 Growth API Data File

Flag values and definitions for the 2000-2001 Growth Academic Performance Index (API) Data File.

Flag Value Flag Definition

1

This district has reported that it is correcting 2001 STAR demographic information for this school. The 2000–2001 API Growth Report, reflecting the corrected information, will be available in December 2001.

Eligibility for awards will also be determined in December 2001.

2

No 2000 API (Base) nor 2001 API (Growth) can be reported because of one of the following reasons:

  • The school (or the district on behalf of the school) has certified to the California Department of Education that an irregularity in testing procedure occurred during the Spring 2000 Stanford 9 testing;

  • For at least one Stanford 9 content area, this school failed to test in 2000 a significant portion of students who were not exempt from testing;

  • The school has unresolved discrepancies in its demographic data for the 2000 STAR testing.

The 2001 API (Base) will be released by February 2002.

3

This school's proportion of students excused at parent request compared to its 2001 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program enrollment on the first day of testing is equal to or greater than 10 percent.

When a school's proportion of parental waivers is equal to or greater than 10 but less than 20 percent, the Department of Education (CDE) conducts standard statistical tests to check whether the pupils tested at the school were representative of the entire school's population. This school failed the statistical test or its proportion of parental waivers in 2001 is 20 percent or greater, therefore, the school does not have a valid API for 2001.

4

This school serves a non-traditional student population and has elected to participate in the alternative accountability system. It is projected that the first reporting for schools in the alternative accountability system will be in July 2002.

5

In 2001, this school had fewer than 11 valid Stanford 9 test scores. No reliable API can be calculated with so few scores. This school will participate in the Alternative Accountability System.

6

The district superintendent (or principal, if an independent charter school) has certified that the scores obtained on the 2001 administration of the Stanford 9 do not reflect the performance of the students at the school.

7

For at least one Stanford 9 content area, this school failed to test in 2001 a significant proportion of students who were not exempt from testing.

8

This school (or the district on behalf of the school) reported that it would correct 2001 STAR demographic information through the testing contractor. However, the information has not been corrected, and the validity of the school's API is in question.

9

This school (or the district on behalf of the school) has certified to the California Department of Education that during the Spring 2001 Stanford 9 testing an adult irregularity in testing procedure occurred at the school affecting 5 percent or more of pupils tested. Therefore, this school does not have a valid API for 2001.

10

By action of the State Board of Education (SBE), this school is permitted to demonstrate growth from the 1999 Base API.  However, the school did not have a 1999 Base API, so no growth information can be determined.

The 2001 API (Base) will be released by February 2002.

11

The district superintendent has certified that this school experienced a significant demographic change between the Spring 2000 and Spring 2001 Stanford 9 testing periods and that the test results across years are not comparable. Therefore, a 2001 API (Growth) will not be calculated for this school.

The 2001 API (Base) will be released by February 2002.

12

This school had no Stanford 9 test results in 2001, so a 2001 API (Growth) and a 2001 API (Base) cannot be calculated.

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