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.
December 14, 2000
2000 API...1999 API...Target Growth...Actual Growth o7 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS f7 Eader 831 781 1 50 Hawes 856 846 10 Kettler 782 745 3 37 Moffett 820 793 1 27 Perry 628 621 9 7 Peterson 831 757 2 74 Smith 786 794 1 -8 SHo7 MIDDLE SCHOOLS f7 Dwyer 766 732 3 34 Sowers 829 807 22 HUNTINGTON BEACH UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT Edison 738 729 4 9 Fountain Valley 765...
October 12, 2000
Angelique Flores HUNTINGTON BEACH -- The Ocean View School District made mighty leaps in the state's standardized test scores released last week. The two schools with the highest jumps, Oak View and Sun View elementary schools, are the same schools that were identified as under-performing last year. From tests taken in the spring, the Academic Performance Index measured academic performance and growth in the schools from 200 to 1,000. The state's performance target is 800. If a school surpasses the state target, it's goal is to improve by 5% the next year.
October 5, 2000
Tariq Malik Two local school districts had reason to rejoice when results from the state's standardized test were released Wednesday. Two under-performing schools in the Ocean View School District showed improvement, and scores in all 11 elementary and middle schools in the Fountain Valley School District edged upward. The Academic Performance Index -- which rates the performance of schools, district and county education agencies based on the Stanford 9 test results and using a scale from 200 to 1,000 -- were released for Ocean View and Fountain Valley school districts.
July 13, 2000
Angelique Flores ISSUE: DATA ANALYSIS Vote: 4-0, trustee Tracy Pellman absent Summary: At its July 5 meeting, the school board decided to contract with DataWorks to conduct an intensive analysis of the recent Stanford 9 test scores for each school and for the district. The company will assess the scores by categories, such as demographics, subjects areas, learning levels and teachers. The total cost for the analysis is estimated to be no more than $10,200.
June 15, 2000
Angelique Flores Fifth-grader Shima Nooryzadeh had above-average standardized test scores last year. But this year, she topped them. The Harbour View Elementary School student's Stanford 9 scores jumped in reading from 63 to 87, in math from 82 to 96 and in language from 65 to 92. Her scores reflected the most dramatic rise in the Ocean View School District, which saw higher scores along with other area districts....
October 28, 1999
I've been getting serious pressure from some readers to provide an update on Bobo. For those of you who missed it, Bobo is a small, albeit a very smart, canary who apparently enjoys "reading" my column. According to his owner, Bobo enjoys having my column, and particularly my column photo, placed at the bottom of his cage, so that he can target my views. In response to the pressure, I contacted Bobo's owners who advise me that he is still an avid "reader."