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January 7, 2009
The Huntington Beach Union High School District has released its Academic Performance Index (API) scores, which hold schools and districts accountable for their performance. The index is based on the results of California Standards Tests and California High School Exit Exam tests from the previous year. There is a target API of 800 for every school in the state; this year, four of the district’s schools exceeded that amount, and seven high schools had their indexes increase by more than 25 points.
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April 30, 2008
The Ocean View School District announced three of its elementary schools have received prestigious state awards. Harbour View, Hope View, and Oak View Schools have all been recognized as California Distinguished Schools, an honor the California Department of Education bestows on schools that apply based on their Academic Performance Index (API) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) scores, both based on student standardized testing. The 343 recipient schools statewide will be recognized May 16 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.
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November 7, 2002
When schools received their grades from the state a couple weeks ago, it was a curious mix of highs and lows in Huntington Beach. Each year, schools throughout California are given a numerical ranking between 200 and 1,000 on the Academic Performance Index. It is the goal of the state department of education, and each administrator, one would hope, that schools all eventually reach a target score of 800. But it does not end there. Once a school reaches 800, it is expected that scores will at least hold steady, if not continue to improve.
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March 6, 2003
At first glance, schools in Huntington Beach appear to be doing a great job of educating students. Compared to all of the thousands of schools in California, they are. When the Academic Performance Index base report was released a couple weeks ago, nearly all schools in the Ocean View, Huntington Beach City and Huntington Beach Union High school districts ranked very high when compared to schools statewide....
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By Michael Alexander | August 31, 2007
Huntington Beach schools generally improved over last year, according to state standards and federal benchmarks released Friday. The Huntington Beach City School District showed a 7 point increase over the 2006 base to an 858 growth score in 2007 for the state’s Academic Performance Index. The Huntington Beach Union High School District’s score increased by 2 points to 763. The Ocean View School District’s score increased 6 points to 830. Base API scores, which range from 200 to 1000, are released in March.
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September 30, 2004
What is the biggest issue facing the school district? Improving the API scores. While the district as a whole improved 18 points over last year's Academic Performance Index, there is still a long way to go for most of the district's high schools to achieve a goal of no longer having an "annual improvement target." The current imposed goal is to accomplish this by 2014. Can your children/teens wait this long for the kind of improvement needed? What can be done to keep test scores on the rise?
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October 11, 2001
As administrators anxiously await their "grades" from the state when the Academic Performance Index is released Monday, one school in the Huntington Beach Union High School District is just getting its reward money for a job well done last year. Westminster High School was one of the schools set to get a $25,000 bonus for having one of the greatest increases in test scores last year. The money, scheduled to be doled out in the spring was held up by a law suit filed against the state.
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By: | September 10, 2005
Yes, it is that time of the year -- time to hit the books, the chalkboards, the word processors, the libraries -- and time to make new friends and begin anew the process of enriching and preparing young lives. So far, it seems the process of educating those lives is working. Public schools in Burbank, Glendale and La Canada Flintridge have met or exceeded their Academic Performance Index goals -- the annual benchmark that ranks schools based on statewide standardized tests.
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February 27, 2003
Coral Wilson Schools in Huntington Beach appear to be top-performers compared to other schools statewide, but seem to be failing when compared to similar schools, according to the Academic Performance Index base report released last week. While most Surf City schools land in the top 30% of schools statewide, only a third kept those high rankings when compared to similar schools. Mandated by Gov. Gray Davis' Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999, the API is the centerpiece of the statewide accountability system in California public education.
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January 7, 2009
The Huntington Beach Union High School District has released its Academic Performance Index (API) scores, which hold schools and districts accountable for their performance. The index is based on the results of California Standards Tests and California High School Exit Exam tests from the previous year. There is a target API of 800 for every school in the state; this year, four of the district’s schools exceeded that amount, and seven high schools had their indexes increase by more than 25 points.
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April 30, 2008
The Ocean View School District announced three of its elementary schools have received prestigious state awards. Harbour View, Hope View, and Oak View Schools have all been recognized as California Distinguished Schools, an honor the California Department of Education bestows on schools that apply based on their Academic Performance Index (API) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) scores, both based on student standardized testing. The 343 recipient schools statewide will be recognized May 16 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.
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By Michael Alexander | August 31, 2007
Huntington Beach schools generally improved over last year, according to state standards and federal benchmarks released Friday. The Huntington Beach City School District showed a 7 point increase over the 2006 base to an 858 growth score in 2007 for the state’s Academic Performance Index. The Huntington Beach Union High School District’s score increased by 2 points to 763. The Ocean View School District’s score increased 6 points to 830. Base API scores, which range from 200 to 1000, are released in March.
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By Rod Kunishige | July 27, 2006
Looking at the Academic Performance Index (API) that measures the standing of our students throughout the state ( http://api.cde.ca.gov ) is most revealing. For Orange County Schools, see http://api.cde.ca.gov/APIBase 2006/2005Base_Co.aspx?c Select=30,Orange . The trend is quite clear. The more education our kids get, the less they score. It actually tracks the spending quite well ? more money yields less education. Let me offer the following. Our kindergarten through 12th-grade education is in the hands of three distinct Huntington Beach districts with duplication of administration and differing objectives.
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By: | September 10, 2005
Yes, it is that time of the year -- time to hit the books, the chalkboards, the word processors, the libraries -- and time to make new friends and begin anew the process of enriching and preparing young lives. So far, it seems the process of educating those lives is working. Public schools in Burbank, Glendale and La Canada Flintridge have met or exceeded their Academic Performance Index goals -- the annual benchmark that ranks schools based on statewide standardized tests.
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By: Sarah Hill | September 3, 2005
All but one school in the Burbank Unified School District met their growth targets on the Academic Performance Index, according to a report released Wednesday by the California Department of Education, and that school as already surpassed the state goal. "We're extremely pleased," said Joel Shaprio, the district's Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. "The API scores show all schools except for one grew, and there was exceptional growth among some schools."
NEWS
September 30, 2004
What is the biggest issue facing the school district? Improving the API scores. While the district as a whole improved 18 points over last year's Academic Performance Index, there is still a long way to go for most of the district's high schools to achieve a goal of no longer having an "annual improvement target." The current imposed goal is to accomplish this by 2014. Can your children/teens wait this long for the kind of improvement needed? What can be done to keep test scores on the rise?
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September 2, 2004
Andrew Edwards A new round of test scores released by the California Department of Education on Monday show almost all Surf City schools are improving their marks. The Annual Yearly Progress report is used to measure compliance with the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The report evaluates schools on performance on the Standardized Testing and Reporting test, the California High School Exit Examination, English and math proficiency and on updated statewide Academic Performance Index scores, also released Monday.
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November 13, 2003
They're not messing around at Oak View Elementary School -- and the numbers prove it. Oak View improved its score by 80 points since last year on the annual Academic Performance Index, which came out a couple weeks ago. This leap was the largest in the district and most impressive because 90% of the students at the predominantly Latino school have a major handicap -- they are still learning English. The index, released annually by the California Department of Education, is the cornerstone of the 1999 Public Schools Accountability Act, which presses schools to meet state standards.
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