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Flag Definitions for the 2012 Base API Data File

Flag values and definitions for the 2012 Base Academic Performance Index (API) Data File.

Flag Value Flag Definition
1
The school's proportion of students excused at parent request compared to its 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 (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 2012 was 20 percent or greater, therefore, the school does not have a valid 2012 API Base.

2
This school (or the district on behalf of the school) has certified to the CDE that an irregularity in testing procedure occurred during the Spring 2012 STAR testing affecting 5 percent or more of pupils tested.

Therefore, a 2012 API Base is not reported for this school.

3
2012 Base API cannot be reported because for at least one STAR content area used in API calculations, this school failed to test a significant portion of students who were not exempt from testing in 2012.
4
In 2012, this school had fewer than 11 valid STAR test scores.
5
2012 Base API is not reported for this school because the CDE is currently reviewing the 2012 STAR or CAHSEE results. The CDE will either publish the API for this school or provide a specific reason for invalidating the API when the investigation is complete.
6

School has California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) results but no valid STAR results.

8
This school had a confirmed security breach during the administration of the 2012 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program where students posted images of test items to social networking sites. This breach resulted in a statewide delay of STAR results and required the retirement of these items from future test administrations. Therefore, this school is not eligible for state or federal award recognition during the 2012-13 school year.
Questions:   Academic Accountability Team | aau@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0863 
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