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School Performance

Data pertaining to school performance or ranking, such as the Academic Performance Index (API) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
Academic Performance Index (API)
The cornerstone of California's Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999; measures the academic performance and growth of schools on a variety of academic measures.
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
A statewide accountability system mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 which requires each state to ensure that all schools and districts make Adequate Yearly Progress.
California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS)
A longitudinal data system used to maintain individual-level data including student demographics, course data, discipline, assessments, staff assignments, and other data for state and federal reporting.
Postsecondary Preparation
Provides standardized test results from the SAT, ACT, and AP tests which measure high school students' achievement.
Recently Posted in School Performance
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    This document lists open issues that have been reported to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) office.
  • CALPADS Update FLASH #125 (added 15-Mar-2017)
    Topics include: Fall 2 deadline; CIM meeting; SENR file changes; reporting librarians; CTE changes for EOY 1; CTE webinar; CASEMIS transition.
  • Glossary-2016 ACT Report (added 14-Mar-2017)
    This glossary defines key terms shown on the school, district, county, and state level 2016 ACT Report
  • Glossary-2016 AP Report (added 14-Mar-2017)
    This glossary defines key terms shown on the school, district, county, and state level 2016 AP Report
  • Glossary-2016 SAT Report (added 14-Mar-2017)
    This glossary defines key terms shown on the school, district, county, and state level 2016 SAT Report