Originally Posted by krz
I don't live in California or have children nor am I familiar with the API system. I assume it's a measure of academic performance based on standardized testing.
But, am I interpreting this correctly?
The socioeconomically disadvantaged score better than African Americans? and score closely with a few other groups? At least in California on a whole.
An API score of 800 is the base score for the schools to attempt to achieve. Schools that score below it could either be put on NCLB list of under-performing schools or could be subject to that list if the score doesn't improve consistently. The principal of Palms Elementary said 2/3 of LAUSD schools fall under NCLB, including his. The school by me also falls under NCLB or "Program Improvement". My concern isn't so much that the home school falls under NCLB. I just don't like that this school bends over backwards to appease the 84% Hispanic demographic while leaving Blacks significantly behind and the others possibly marginalized.
LAUSD has school report cards, http://notebook.lausd.net/portal/pag..._schema=PTL_EP
has details on schools and the API as well as CST results for various grade levels.
My home school's report card: here
. Compare that to the school on the other side of my zip code: Here
Not to mention English learners also outscored Blacks on your link. SMH... in fact Blacks score the lowest in the state. But you can see from my links that if they are put in a good school they perform comparably near the top.
It's class warfare when it comes to educating children. If you're poor, you have to go through many obstacles to get a quality education for your kids.