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Flag Definitions for 2003-04 Growth API Data File

Flag values and definitions for the 2003-2004 Growth Academic Performance Index (API) Data File.
Flag Value Flag Definition

1

This school is currently changing data. Their API is scheduled for release in January.

2

This school (or the district on behalf of the school) has certified to the California Department of Education that during the 2004 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) 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 2004.

3
For at least one 2004 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) content area used in the API, this school failed to test a significant proportion of students who were not exempt from testing in 2004.

4

This school's proportion of students excused at parent request compared to its 2004 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 California Department of Education 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 2004 is 20 percent or greater, therefore, the school does not have a valid API for 2004.

5

In 2004, this school had fewer than 11 valid 2004 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) test scores. No reliable API can be calculated with so few scores.

6

The district superintendent (or principal, if an independent charter school) has certified that the scores obtained on the 2004 administration of the STAR do not reflect the performance of the students at the school.

Questions: Academic Accountability Team | aau@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0863 
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