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Required for diploma in California since 2003

  • Required for diploma in California since 2003

  • Geared to 8th grade course completion

  • Passage rates gradually increased to 90%

  • Suspended in 2015

  • Legislation for 2016 requires schools to issue diplomas to students who completed coursework but didn’t pass back to 2003



Adopted in 1999

  • Adopted in 1999

  • Repealed in 2013

  • Single simple school ranking up to 1,000, with demographic adjustments and annual “growth targets” based entirely on standardized tests

  • Score of 800 a marker of general proficiency



At least 26 programs tied to API:

  • At least 26 programs tied to API:

  • Funding and grants: State Preschool Program; School buildings assessments

  • Program rules: Open enrollment choices, Quality Education Investment Act, Williams Act funding eligibility and priorities, Charter School renewal eligibility

  • Professional development: National Board certification program, Teacher mentoring program



New API to be “a variety of indicators” including:

  • New API to be “a variety of indicators” including:



But some elements of “approved” curriculum still being considered by State Board of Education (at November 2015 meeting)

    • But some elements of “approved” curriculum still being considered by State Board of Education (at November 2015 meeting)
  • New API baseline to be set in 2016?

  • But no rubrics from SBE until October 2016

  • Already delayed once from October 2015



API may rely no more than 60% on achievement tests for high schools

  • API may rely no more than 60% on achievement tests for high schools

  • At least 40% to be “valid, reliable and stable measures” of career and postsecondary preparedness for high schools

  • Plus one “wild card” element approved by Superintendent and SBE

  • (Below high school, achievement tests to be at least 60% of API)

  • Dropout recovery schools excluded from API



“Increases in student achievement for all groups served” is “most important factor” still, but . . .

  • “Increases in student achievement for all groups served” is “most important factor” still, but . . .

  • Old API “deciles” for past 3 years still in statute

  • New API standard of “most recent” being ignored or not relevant

  • Confusion among charter schools, authorizers, State Board and others



New API law allows “Alternative measures that show increases in pupil academic achievement for all groups of pupils schoolwide”

  • New API law allows “Alternative measures that show increases in pupil academic achievement for all groups of pupils schoolwide”

  • New statute says authorizer “shall consider” revocation after school gets “advice and assistance” of California Collaborative for Educational Excellence, and CCEE finds no improvement or implementation.

    • No appeal is allowed


Percent of graduates enrolled in 4 year community or 4 year college compared to Latinos, ELL and IEP students statewide

  • Percent of graduates enrolled in 4 year community or 4 year college compared to Latinos, ELL and IEP students statewide

  • Percent of graduates enrolled in UC or CSU compared to Latinos, ELL and IEP students statewide

  • Persistence in college compared to all other students compared to students statewide and from comparable high schools



LA Times Nov. 4, 2015

  • LA Times Nov. 4, 2015

  • Editorial urges simplicity, objectivity and statewide standards.

  • (permission for reprint pending)





  • Greg Moser

  • Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves and Savitch LLP

  • 525 B Street, Suite 2200 San Diego, CA 92101 greg.moser@procopio.com

  • direct dial: (619) 515-3208

  • www.procopio.com





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