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Record Layout for the 2008 Growth API Data File

Field names, types, and descriptions for the 2008 Growth Academic Performance Index (API) Data File.

Field #

Field Name

Type
Width
Description
1
CDS Character
14
County/District/School code
2
RTYPE Character
1
Record Type: D=District, S=School, X=State
3
STYPE Character
1
Type: 1=Unified, 2=Elementary District, 3=9-12 High District, 4=7-12 High District, E=Elementary School, M=Middle School, H=High School
4
SPED Character
1
A=Alternative Schools Accountability Model (ASAM), E=Special Education, and C=Combination ASAM and Special Education
5
SIZE Character
1
S=Small (11-99 Valid API Scores), T=Under 11 Valid API Scores
6
CHARTER Character
1
Y=Charter, Not Direct Funded, D=Direct Funded Charter, Blank=Not a Charter School
7
SNAME Character
40
School Name
8
DNAME Character
30
District Name
9
CNAME Character
15
County Name
10
FLAG Character
5
Flag Values
11
VALID Character
7
Number of Scores included in the 2008 Academic Performance Index (API)
12
API08 Character
5
2008 API (Growth)
13
API07 Character
5
2007 API (Base),"B," "C," (B=School did not have a valid 2007 API Base and there is no Growth or target information, C=School had significant demographic changes and there is no Growth or target information )
14
TARGET Character
5
2007–2008 Growth Target, "A," "B," "C," "D," or "E". (A=Met Interim Performance Target of 800. B=School did not have a valid 2007 API Base and there is no Growth or target information. C=School had significant demographic changes and there is no Growth or target information D=There is no growth target for Districts, ASAM or Special Education schools E=School was an Alternative Schools Accountability Model (ASAM) school in the API Base report and has no target information even though the school is no longer an ASAM school).
15
GROWTH Character
5
2007–2008 API Growth, "B," "C," (B=School did not have a valid 2007 API Base and there is no Growth or target information, C=School had significant demographic changes and there is no Growth or target information.)
16
SCH_WIDE Character
5
Met School-wide Growth Target
17
COMP_IMP Character
5
Met Comparable Improvement (CI) Target
18
BOTH Character
5
Met both School-wide/CI Target
19
AA_NUM Character
7
Number of African Americans Included in API
20
AA_SIG Character
5
African Americans Significant Both Years? (Yes/No)
21
AA_API08 Character
5
2008 African American API (Growth)
22
AA_API07 Character
5
2007 African American API (Base)
23
AA_TARG Character
5
2007–2008 African American Subgroup Growth Target
24
AA_GROW Character
5
2007–2008 African American Subgroup API Growth
25
AA_MET Character
5
Met African American Subgroup Growth Target
26
AI_NUM Character
7
Number of American Indians Included in API
27
AI_SIG Character
5
American Indians Significant Both Years? (Yes/No)
28
AI_API08 Character
5
2008 American Indians API (Growth)
29
AI_API07 Character
5
2007 American Indians API (Base)
30
AI_TARG Character
5
2007–2008 American Indians Subgroup Growth Target
31
AI_GROW Character
5
2007–2008 American Indians Subgroup API Growth
32
AI_MET Character
5
Met American Indians Subgroup Growth Target
33
AS_NUM Character
7
Number of Asians Included in API
34
AS_SIG Character
5
Asians Significant Both Years Both Years? (Yes/No)
35
AS_API08 Character
5
2008 Asian API (Growth)
36
AS_API07 Character
5
2007 Asian API (Base)
37
AS_TARG Character
5
2007–2008 Asian Subgroup Growth Target
38
AS_GROW Character
5
2007–2008 Asian Subgroup API Growth
39
AS_MET Character
5
Met Asian Subgroup Growth Target
40
FI_NUM Character
7
Number of Filipinos Included in API
41
FI_SIG Character
5
Filipino Significant Both Years Both Years? (Yes/No)
42
FI_API08 Character
5

2008 Filipino API (Growth)

43
FI_API07 Character
5
2007 Filipino API (Base)
44
FI_TARG Character
5
2007–2008 Filipino Subgroup Growth Target
45
FI_GROW Character
5
2007–2008 Filipino Subgroup API Growth
46
FI_MET Character
5
Met Filipino Subgroup Growth Target
47
HI_NUM Character
7
Number of Hispanics included in API
48
HI_SIG Character
5
Hispanics Significant Both Years Both Years? (Yes/No)
49
HI_API08 Character
5
2008 Hispanics API (Growth)
50
HI_API07 Character
5
2007 Hispanics API (Base)
51
HI_TARG Character
5
2007–2008 Hispanics Subgroup Growth Target
52
HI_GROW Character
5
2007–2008 Hispanics Subgroup API Growth
53
HI_MET Character
5
Met Hispanic Subgroup Growth Target
54
PI_NUM Character
7
Number of Pacific Islanders Included in API
55
PI_SIG Character
5
Pacific Islanders Significant Both Years? (Yes/No)
56
PI_API08 Character
5
2008 Pacific Islanders API (Growth)
57
PI_API07 Character
5
2007 Pacific Islanders API (Base)
58
PI_TARG Character
5
2007 –2008 Pacific Islanders Subgroup Growth Target
59
PI_GROW Character
5
2007–2008 Subgroup Growth
60
PI_MET Character
5
Met Pacific Islander Subgroup Growth Target
61
WH_NUM Character
7
Number of whites included in API
62
WH_SIG Character
5
White Significant Both Years? (Yes/No)
63
WH_API08 Character
5
2008 Whites API (Growth)
64
WH_API07 Character
5
2007 White API (Base)
65
WH_TARG Character
5
2007–2008 Whites Subgroup Growth Target
66
WH_GROW Character
5
2007–2008 White Growth
67
WH_MET Character
5
Met White Subgroup Growth Target
68
SD_NUM Character
7
Number of Socioeconomically Disadvantaged (SD) Students Included in API
69
SD_SIG Character
5
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Significant? (Yes/No)
70
SD_API08 Character
5
2008 Socioeconomically Disadvantaged API (Growth)
71
SD_API07 Character
5
2007 Socioeconomically Disadvantaged API (Base)
72
SD_TARG Character
5
2007–2008 Socioeconomically Disadvantaged subgroup Growth Target
73
SD_GROW Character
5
2007–2008 Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Growth
74
SD_MET Character
5
Met Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Subgroup Growth Target
75
EL_NUM Character
7
Number of English Learners included in API
76
EL_SIG Character
5
English Learners Significant Both Years? (Yes/No)
77
EL_API08 Character
5
2008 English Learners API (Growth)
78
EL_API07 Character
5
2007 English Learners API (Base)
79
EL_TARG Character
5
2007–2008 English Learner Subgroup Growth Target
80
EL_GROW Character
5
2007–2008 English Learners Subgroup API Growth
81
EL_MET Character
5
Met English Learner Subgroup Growth Target
82
DI_NUM Character
7
Number of Students With Disabilities included in API
83
DI_SIG Character
5
Students With Disabilities Significant Both Years? (Yes/No)
84
DI_API08 Character
5
2008 Students With Disabilities API (Growth)
85
DI_API07 Character
5
2007 Students With Disabilities API (Base)
86
DI_TARG Character
5
2007–2008 Students With Disabilities Subgroup Growth Target
87
DI_GROW Character
5
2007–2008 Students With Disabilities Subgroup API Growth
88
DI_MET Character
5
Met Students With Disabilities Subgroup Growth Target
89
PCT_AA Character
5
Percent African American
90
PCT_AI Character
5
Percent American Indian
91
PCT_AS Character
5
Percent Asian
92
PCT_FI Character
5
Percent Filipino
93
PCT_HI Character
5
Percent Hispanic or Latino
94
PCT_PI Character
5
Percent Pacific Islander
95
PCT_WH Character
5
Percent White
96
MEALS Character
5
Percentage of Students that are Participants in the Free or Reduced Price Meal Program
97
P_GATE Character
5
Percent of participants in Gifted and Talented education programs (STAR)
98
P_MIGED Character
5
Percent of participants in migrant education programs (STAR)
99
P_EL Character
5
Percent of participants who are designated as English Learners
100
P_RFEP Character
5
Percent of Reclassified Fluent-English-Proficient (RFEP) students (STAR)
101
P_DI Character
5
Percent of Students with Disabilities (STAR)
102
YR_RND Character
5
Multi-Track Year-Round School
103
CBMOB Character
5
Percentage of Students counted as part of school enrollment in October 2007 CBEDS and has been continuously enrolled since that date
104
DMOB Character
5
Percentage of Students counted as part of district enrollment in October 2007 CBEDS and has been continuously enrolled since that date
105
ACS_K3 Character
5
Average Class Size (Grades K-3)
106
ACS_46 Character
5
Average Class Size (Grades 4-6)
107
ACS_CORE Character
5
Average Class Size for a Number of Core Academic Courses
108
PCT_RESP Character
5
Percent of Student Answer Documents with Parent Education Level Information
109
NOT_HSG Character
5
Parent Ed Level: Percent Not High School Graduate
110
HSG Character
5
Parent Ed Level: Percent High School Graduate
111
SOME_COL Character
5
Parent Ed Level: Percent Some College
112
COL_GRAD Character
5
Parent Ed Level: Percent College Graduate
113
GRAD_SCH Character
5
Parent Ed Level: Percent Graduate School
114
AVG_ED Character
5
Average Parent Education Level
115
FULL Character
5
Percent Teachers at this School with Full Credentials
116
EMER Character
5
Percent Teachers at this school with Emergency Credentials
117
PEN_2 Character
5
Percent of Enrollments in grade 2 (STAR)
118
PEN_35 Character
5
Percent of Enrollments in grades 3-5 (STAR)
119
PEN_6 Character
5
Percent of Enrollments in grade 6 (STAR)
120
PEN_78 Character
5
Percent of Enrollments in grades 7-8 (STAR)
121
PEN_911 Character
5
Percent of Enrollments in grades 9-11(STAR)
122
ENROLL Character
7
Number of Students Enrolled on the First Day of Testing for Grades 2-11
123
PAR_OPT Character
6
Number of Students Excused from Testing by Parental Written Request
124
TESTED Character
7
Number of Students Tested
125
MEDIAN08 Character
5
Median score of this school's similar schools group for 2008 Growth API
126
MEDIAN07 Character
5
Median score of this school's similar schools group for 2007 Base API
127
VCST_E28 Character
10
Valid Score for California Standards Test (CST) in English-language arts Grades 2-8
128
PCST_E28 Character
10
Product of Test Weights multiplied by Valid Scores for CST in English-language arts Grades 2-8
129
VCST_E91 Character
10
Valid Score for CST in English-language arts Grades 9-11
130
PCST_E91 Character
10
Product of Test Weights multiplied by Valid Scores for CST in English-language arts Grades 9-11
131
CW_CSTE Character
5
School Content Area Weights Percentage in CST English-language arts
132
VCST_M28 Character
10
Valid Score for CST in mathematics Grades 2-8
133
PCST_M28 Character
10
Product of Test Weights multiplied by Valid Scores for CST in mathematics Grades 2-8
134
VCST_M91 Character
10
Valid Score for CST in mathematics arts Grades 9-11
135
PCST_M91 Character
10
Product of Test Weights multiplied by Valid Scores for CST in mathematics Grades 9-11
136
CW_CSTM Character
5
School Content Area Weights Percentage in CST mathematics
137
VCST_S28 Character
10
Valid Score for CST in science Grades 2-8 (Includes ONLY Grades 5 & 8)
138
PCST_S28 Character
10
Product of Test Weights multiplied by Valid Scores for CST in science Grades 2-8
139
VCST_S91 Character
10
Valid Score for CST in science Grades 9-11. End of Course, CST.
140
PCST_S91 Character
10
Product of Test Weights multiplied by Valid Scores for CST in science Grades 9-11. End of Course, CST.
141
CWS_91 Character
5
School Content Area Weights Percentage in CST science Grades 9-11 End of Course
142
VCST_H28 Character
10
Valid Score for CST in history-social science Grades 2-8
143
PCST_H28 Character
10
Product of Test Weights multiplied by Valid Scores for CST in history-social science Grades 2-8
144
VCST_H91 Character
10
Valid Score for CST in history-social science Grades 9-11.
145
PCST_H91 Character
10
Product of Test Weights multiplied by Valid Scores for CST in history-social science Grades 9-11
146
CW_CSTH Character
5
School Content Area Weights Percentage in CST history-social science
147
VNRT_R28 Character
10
Valid Score for Norm-Referenced Test (NRT) reading in Grades 2-8
148
PNRT_R28 Character
10
Product of Test Weights multiplied by Valid scores for NRT reading in Grades 2-8
149
CW_NRTR Character
5
School Content Area Weights Percentage in NRT reading
150
VNRT_L28 Character
10
Valid Score for NRT language in Grades 2-8
151
PNRT_L28 Character
10
Product of Test Weights multiplied by Valid scores for NRT language in Grades 2-8
152
CW_NRTL Character
5
School Content Area Weights Percentage in NRT language
153
VNRT_S28 Character
10
Valid Score for NRT spelling in Grades 2-8
154
PNRT_S28 Character
10
Product of Test Weights multiplied by Valid scores for NRT spelling in Grades 2-8
155
CW_NRTS Character
5
School Content Area Weights Percentage in NRT spelling
156
VNRT_M28 Character
10
Valid Score for NRT mathematics in Grades 2-8
157
PNRT_M28 Character
10
Product of Test Weights multiplied by Valid scores for NRT mathematics in Grades 2-8
158
CW_NRTM Character
5
School Content Area Weights Percentage in NRT mathematics
159
VCHS_E Character
10
Valid Score for California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) English-Language Arts (ELA) in Grades 9-11
160
PCHS_E Character
10
Product of Test Weights multiplied by Valid scores for CAHSEE ELA in Grades 9-11
161
CW_CHSE Character
5
School Content Area Weights Percentage in CAHSEE ELA
162
VCHS_M Character
10
Valid Score for CAHSEE mathematics in Grades 9-11
163
PCHS_M Character
10
Product of Test Weights multiplied by Valid scores for CAHSEE mathematics in Grades 9-11
164
CW_CHSM Character
5
School Content Area Weights Percentage in CAHSEE mathematics
165
TOT_28 Character
10
Product of Total of Test Weights multiplied by Total of Valid scores in grades 2-8
166
TOT_91 Character
10
Product of Total of Test Weights multiplied by Total of Valid scores in grades 9-11
167
sm08 Character
5
* =School was designated as a small school for Growth API purposes in 2008
168
sm07 Character
5
* =School was designated as a small school for Base API purposes in 2007
169
chg_data Character
1

Results on this report may change because:

C=the LEA will be changing data.

170
CW_SCI Character
5
School Content Area Weights Percentage in CST Life Science Grade 10 and Grades 2-8
171
VCST_LS10 Character
10
Valid Score for CST in Life Science Grade 10 only
172
PCST_LS10 Character
10
Product of Test Weights multiplied by Valid scores for CST in Life Science Grade 10 only
173
CWM2_28 Character
5

School Content Area Weights Percentage for Mathematics Assignment of 200 CST in grades 2-8

174
VCSTM2_28 Character
10
Valid Score for Mathematics Assignment of 200 CST in Grades 2-8
175
PCSTM2_28 Character
10
Product of Test Weights multiplied by Valid scores for Mathematics Assignment of 200 CST in Grades 2-8
176
CWM2_91 Character
5

School Content Area Weights Percentage for Mathematics Assignment of 200 CST in grades 9-11

177
VCSTM2_91 Character
10
Valid Score for Mathematics Assignment of 200 CST in Grades 9-11
178
PCSTM2_91 Character
10
Product of Test Weights multiplied by Valid scores for Mathematics Assignment of 200 CST in Grades 9-11
179
CWS2_91 Character
5

School Content Area Weights Percentage for Science Assignment of 200 CST in grades 9-11

180
VCSTS2_91 Character
10
Valid Score for Science Assignment of 200 CST in Grades 9-11
181
PCSTS2_91 Character
10
Product of Test Weights multiplied by Valid scores for Science Assignment of 200 CST in Grades 9-11
182
IRG5 Character
1
Testing irregularities greater than zero but less than 5 percent (Y=Yes)
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