Calif. DOE Releases New Public School Rankings

Friday, June 15, 2012

The California Department of Education has just released its latest round of public school rankings, from 1 to 10, based on how well students performed on standardized tests they took more than a year ago.

The rankings show schools how they measure up to others based on an annual composite score known as the Academic Performance Index, or API, which is based on a series of state tests.

The original API scores for 2011 were reported late last summer; the scores that schools received this week simply reflect the latest changes to the state formula. This allows schools to make a more valid comparison between last year's scores and the new data expected to be released at the end of the summer.

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