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Flag Definitions for the 2013 Growth API Data File

Flag values and definitions for the 2013 Growth Academic Performance Index (API) Data File.

Flag Value
Flag Definition

1

This school's proportion of students excused at parent request compared to its 2013 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 2013 is 20 percent or greater, therefore, the school does not have a valid Academic Performance Index (API) for 2013.

2

This school (or the district on behalf of the school) has certified to the CDE that during the administration of the statewide academic testing programs, the school had an irregularity in the testing procedure affecting 5 percent or more of pupils tested. Therefore this school does not have a valid API for 2013 and is ineligible for state and federal rewards for 2013–14 and 2014–15.

3
For at least one 2013 STAR content area used in the API, this school failed to test a significant proportion of students who were not exempt from testing in 2013.

4

In 2013, this school had fewer than 11 valid 2013 STAR test scores. No reliable API can be calculated with so few scores.

5
2013 Growth API is not reported for the LEA and/or school because there was a decrease of more than 20 percent of students continuously enrolled from the 2012 Base API to the 2013 Growth API, or the LEA informed the CDE of a potential data error.
6
School has California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) results but no valid STAR results. No reliable API can be calculated.
7

All student data have been suppressed because the LEA has informed the CDE of a potential data error in at least one race or ethinicity category. The CDE will publish the API for these student groups after demographic changes are made available.

The data for one or more of the following two groups has been suppressed because there was a decrease of more than 20 percentage points from the 2012 Base API to the 2013 Growth API or the LEA reported a potential data error in one or more of these groups:

  • Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
  • English Learners

The CDE will publish the API for these student groups, after demographic data corrections are made available.

8
A security breach involving social media exposure of 2012–13 test material for the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program and/or the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) has been confirmed at this school site. This school is not eligible for state or federal award recognition during the 2013–14 school year.
10

School has California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) results but no valid STAR results. No reliable API can be reported.

In addition, a security breach involving social media exposure of 2012–13 test material for the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program and/or the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) has been confirmed at this school site. This school is not eligible for state or federal award recognition during the 2013–14 school year.
11

A security breach involving social media exposure of 2012–13 test material for the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program and/or the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) has been confirmed at this school site. This school is not eligible for state or federal award recognition during the 2013–14 school year.

AND

All student data have been suppressed because the LEA has informed the CDE of a potential data error in at least one race or ethnicity category. The CDE will publish the API for these student groups after demographic changes are made available.

OR

The data for one or more of the following two groups has been suppressed because there was a decrease of more than 20 percentage points from the 2012 Base API to the 2013 Growth API or the LEA reported a potential data error in one or more of these groups:

  • Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
  • English Learners

The CDE will publish the API for these student groups, after demographic data corrections are made available.
13

In 2013, this school had fewer than 11 valid 2013 STAR test scores. No reliable API can be reported.

In addition, a security breach involving social media exposure of 2012–13 test material for the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program and/or the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) has been confirmed at this school site. This school is not eligible for state or federal award recognition during the 2013–14 school year.

14

The data for Socioeconomically Disadvantaged and/or Student with Disabilities Group has been suppressed because data corrections are being made.

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