With students returning to class this week across Huntington Beach, data released by the state showed most schools made the cut, but two districts didn’t quite meet all state and federal targets.
The state released its Growth Academic Performance Index (API) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports Thursday, a significant measure of school success. The reports measure whether schools and districts improved enough on standardized tests in a variety of areas to meet federal No Child Left Behind targets. Unlike the raw Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) test scores released last month, these processed scores are used by the state to judge school performance; schools that miss benchmarks enough years in a row can be sanctioned.
Huntington Beach school districts all improved their API scores, which are used to determine whether enough progress has been made. But two districts barely missed the AYP seal of approval, both by subpar test scores by a single group in one testing area.