No Statewide Testing Could Delay Parent Trigger Drives
Sometime in hour five of yesterday’s marathon LA Unified school board meeting, the board approved a new set of guidelines to help principals, teachers and parents navigate the complex Parent Trigger process. That’s the state law allowing parents to take over a failing school and force a complete overhaul, so long as a majority of...
By Vanessa Romo | September 11, 2013
Data: How’s LAUSD Doing, Really?
Looking for an independent source of information about how LAUSD is doing? You might want to check out Ed-Data, which is managed by the Education Data Partnership and recently uploaded 2011 – 2012 Academic Performance Index (API) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) scores for school districts across the state. As you can see, LAUSD’s API score showed...
By Samantha Oltman | November 6, 2012
Test Scores Will Matter Less for a School’s Fate… In Four Years
Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a measure (SB 1458) which curtails the role of test scores in calculating a school’s Academic Performance Index (or API). Right now, API scores are based solely on student test scores, and can have enormous consequences for a school. A low API score can eventually lead to its...
By Hillel Aron | September 27, 2012
Update: API Delayed Until October
For those of you wondering when the California Department of Education (CDE) will release its much-maligned Academic Performance Index (API) for 2012, don’t hold your breath. The API Index is the single number used to reflect a school’s progress, based on statewide testing. Traditionally timed to coincide with the start of the school year, the API release has...
By Jamie Alter Lynton | August 7, 2012