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Accountability Progress Reporting (APR)

California's integrated accountability system that reports both the state Academic Performance Index (API), and the federal Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and Program Improvement (PI).

Accountability and Continuous Improvement Report
The May 2016 report entitled Preparing All Students for College, Career, Life, and Leadership in the 21st Century is a plan from a diverse task force for an accountability system based on performance, equity and improvement. This report presents the work and recommendations of California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson's Advisory Task Force on Accountability and Continuous Improvement.

FAQs for Accountability Transition Reporting

Academic Performance Index (API)

2016 Accountability Transition Report / Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)

Cohort Graduation Rate

Program Improvement (PI)

Title III Accountability

English Learner Progress and Proficiency

Other Accountability and APR Information

California Department of Education's information and media guide about education in the State of California. For information on other topics, visit the full CalEdFacts.

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Last Reviewed: Monday, November 28, 2016
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