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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
  • 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.
  • Attachment 3: Cohort Grad Rate Calculation Changes (added 20-Apr-2018)
    This document is Attachment 3 of 3 attachments to the Notification and Guidance Regarding Changes to the Cohort Graduation Rate Calculation letter sent to CALPADS Administrators and Accountability Coordinators on April 16, 2018.
  • CALPADS Release Updates v1.2.26 (added 12-Apr-2018)
    This document lists fixes that have been released to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) Web application.