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Academic Performance Index (API) - 2013
Alameda Unified
(CDS code 01-61119)


    Each spring California's public school students take part in a statewide testing program (STAR). [Click here to find the latest STAR scores.] Both schools and school districts are given an Academic Performance Index (API) based on those test scores. Under the federal law known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), from 2003 forward the API is also used to evaluate districts for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).

    The following 2013 Growth API report shows results from tests given in spring 2013. Growth is measured against a "base" API which is calculated each spring from the prior year's tests.

Note: California is overhauling its student testing and school accountability systems. To learn more, see Changes to California's K-12 Education System.

API Scores and Percent Tested
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2013 Growth API 853 The scale is from 200 to 1,000.
2012 Base API 847 The scale is the same as for API Growth--200 to 1,000.
Note: N/A indicates data is not applicable or not available.
Source: California Department of Education: Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division (API 2013 Growth file api13gdb dated 3/11/14)
School Performance - API Growth
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School Type Number with
API growth
Percent of schools that made growth targets
Elementary 10 70%
Middle 3 33.3%
High School 4 75%
Small 2 50%
All schools with an API growth target 19 63.2%
Note: The number of schools reflects only those that received an API growth target. Schools that did not receive a valid 2012 API Base or had significant demographic changes do not have API Growth or growth target information. Schools that use the Alternative Schools Accountability Model (ASAM), such as community day, continuation, opportunity, county community, county court, and California Youth Authority, do not have growth targets.
Source: California Department of Education: Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division (API 2013 Growth file api13gdb dated 3/11/14)

Student Subgroup Performance
Student Subgroups # Pupils 2013 API Growth 2012 API Base Growth
Black or African American 671 743 726 17
American Indian or Alaska Native 15 770 768 --
Asian 2,147 890 889 1
Filipino 528 829 820 9
Hispanic or Latino 895 788 766 22
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 85 742 752 --
White 1,916 889 885 4
Two or More Races 257 880 866 14
Other Subgroups
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged 2,257 782 777 5
English Learners 1,564 791 794 -3
Students with Disabilities 757 669 646 23
Total
All Students Included in Growth API 6,514 853 847 6
Note: Beginning with the release of the 2010 Base API, API scores are reported for all subgroups with 11 or more students. For previous years, API scores are reported only for subgroups that are numerically significant (i.e. with 100 pupils or 15% of total enrollment with at least 50 pupils with valid test scores). Regardless of whether or not an API score is reported, only subgroups that are numerically significant receive API growth targets.

All subgroup data are missing if the district reported a potential data error in at least one student subgroup. Socioeconomically Disadvantaged, English Learners, and Students with Disabilities subgroups are missing API data if there was a decrease in the number of students in the group by at least 20 percent from the Base API to the Growth API, or if the district reported a potential data error with one or more of these student groups.

Direct-funded charter schools are considered schools for API purposes and do not receive an API as a district. Therefore, pupils that attend direct-funded charter schools are not included in the table above.

N/R indicates data not reported prior to 2008-09.

The total number of students will not be equal to the sum of the subgroup student numbers since there is overlap in the Student Subgroups and the Other Subgroups.
Source: California Department of Education: Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division (API 2013 Growth file api13gdb dated 3/11/14)

    The complete API results and backup detail for schools and districts are on the California Department of Education web site. These include the API data for schools and the district as a whole and for ethnic and socioeconomic subgroups that are "numerically significant."

    For more information see Understanding the API.

 

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Ed-Data is a partnership of the California Department of Education, EdSource and the Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team (FCMAT) designed to offer educators, policy makers, the legislature, parents, and the public quick access to timely and comprehensive data about K-12 education in California.