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School Performance

Data pertaining to school performance or ranking, such as the Academic Performance Index (API) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
Academic Performance Index (API)
The cornerstone of California's Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999; measures the academic performance and growth of schools on a variety of academic measures.
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
A statewide accountability system mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 which requires each state to ensure that all schools and districts make Adequate Yearly Progress.
California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS)
A longitudinal data system used to maintain individual-level data including student demographics, course data, discipline, assessments, staff assignments, and other data for state and federal reporting.
Postsecondary Preparation
Provides standardized test results from the SAT, ACT, and AP tests which measure high school students' achievement.
Recently Posted in School Performance
  • Graduation Rate Data Release (added 22-Jun-2018)
    Letter sent June 22, 2018 to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #137 (added 18-Jun-2018)
    Topics include: Purging of former foster youth report; direct cert. preparation; EOY reminders; reporting "non-binary gender" students; new Work-based Learning and Certification Completion Indicators for SENR file.
  • CALPADS 2017-18 Mid-Year Update (added 13-Jun-2018)
    Letter sent June 1, 2018 to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators.
  • Charter School Data Reporting Options Letter (added 25-May-2018)
    This annual letter provides information about charter school data reporting options for student and teacher data in two state-level reporting systems: the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) and the California Basic Educat
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #136 (added 11-May-2018)
    Topics include: End-of-Year (EOY) submission; new 4-year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) process; 1-year graduate counts versus 4-year ACGR; new ACGR timeline.