Updated: Jun. 15, 2012
Next update: Jun. 2013
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Academic Performance Index

The Academic Performance Index (API) measures the academic performance and progress of individual schools and establishes growth targets for future academic improvement. It is a numeric index (or scale) that ranges from a low of 200 to a high of 1000. A school's score or placement on the API is an indicator of a school's performance level. The interim statewide API performance target for all schools is 800. A school's growth is measured by how well it is moving toward or past that goal. See API background for more information on API categories. The source for this database is the California Department of Education.

Responses that are statistically insignificant are indicated as "NA".

See also archived data for 1999.

Note to users: There are statistical anomolies between some of the Summary categories and Teacher characteristics categories for 2000 and 2001. Users should use care when comparing data.

To search by school or district, please choose a county and select the search method.

To search for schools by zip codes, enter one more 5 digit zip codes and select the zip code search method.

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