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MDUSD 2013 APR 

Mt. Diablo Unified School District

August 29, 2013

 

The California Department of Education has released the 2013 Accountability Progress Reports for California public schools.  Similar to many schools and districts in the state and our county, some of our schools reported a decline in students’ performance on the California Standards Tests.  However, these results are not unexpected.  During the release of STAR results on August 8, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson noted that the slight decline in scores across the state reflected the ongoing budget reductions and the transition to the Common Core State Standards.  In Contra Costa County only 4 of the 18 districts saw an increase in their Academic Performance Index this year. 

API

In the just released Academic Performance Index (API) rankings, many Mt. Diablo schools are performing at increasingly higher levels.  The goal of all California schools is to achieve an API score of 800.   35 of our 48 schools met school wide growth targets and 18 of them met all school wide and subgroup growth targets.  12 schools made double digit gains. Overall, the district API declined 3 points from 794 to 791.

One of the elementary schools with the School Improvement Grant (SIG) made substantial growth again:  Bel Air improved 29 points following a 58-point gain the previous year.  Also a SIG school, Meadow Homes improved 17 points.

We are especially proud of the following schools that made double-digit gains from their 2012 base API.  Bel Air improved 29 points from 730 to 759.  Gregory Gardens improved 23 points from 797 to 820.  Meadow Homes improved 17 points from 708 to 725.  Mt. View improved 15 points from 808 to 823.  Silverwood improved 33 points from 815 to 848.  Wren Avenue improved 11 points from 756 to 767. Ygnacio Valley Elementary improved 15 points from 762 to 777.  Sunrise improved 14 points from 446 to 460. Pine Hollow Middle improved 20 points from 786 to 806.  Mt. Diablo High improved 10 points from 669 to 679.  Summit Necessary Small High improved 88 points from 436 to 524.  Olympic Continuation High improved 132 points from 483 to 615.

District-wide, 7 elementary schools scored above 900; 11 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, and 2 high schools scored between 800 and 900.  Below is a list of all schools/programs and the API growth from 2012 to 2013:

 

Elementary

2012

2013

+/-

 

Middle

2012

2013

+/-

Ayers

834

817

-17

 

Diablo View

893

894

1

Bancroft

906

882

-24

 

El Dorado

731

714

-17

Bel Air

730

759

29

 

Foothill

897

889

-8

Cambridge

749

756

7

 

Oak Grove

602

576

-26

Delta View

837

814

-23

 

Pine Hollow

786

806

20

Eagle Peak

914

913

-1

 

Pleasant Hill Middle

832

812

-20

El Monte

826

795

-31

 

Riverview

673

677

4

Fair Oaks

753

721

-32

 

Sequoia Middle

876

868

-8

Gregory Gardens

797

820

23

 

Valley View

817

804

-13

Hidden Valley

889

859

-30

 

 

 

 

 

Elementary Cont.

 

 

 

 

High

 

 

 

Highlands

889

875

-14

 

College Park

815

817

2

Meadow Homes

708

725

17

 

Concord

751

746

-5

Monte Gardens

931

927

-4

 

Mt. Diablo

669

679

10

Mountain View

808

823

15

 

Northgate

863

847

-16

Mt. Diablo

930

921

-9

 

Ygnacio Valley

674

655

-19

Pleasant Hill

893

886

-7

 

 

 

 

 

Rio Vista

759

733

-26

 

 

 

 

 

Sequoia

949

946

-3

 

Alternative/Small

 

 

 

Shore Acres

734

725

-9

 

Crossroads

573

480

-93

Silverwood

815

848

33

 

Diablo Day

N/A

N/A

 

Strandwood

932

936

4

 

Gateway

N/A

N/A

 

Sun Terrace

737

669

-68

 

Nueva Vista

N/A

N/A

 

Valhalla

873

866

-7

 

Olympic

483

615

132

Valle Verde

947

921

-26

 

Prospect

586

502

-84

Walnut Acres

935

933

-2

 

Summit

436

524

88

Westwood

771

778

7

 

Sunrise

446

460

14

Woodside

862

865

3

 

Horizons

745

722

-23

Wren

756

767

11

 

 

 

 

 

Ygnacio Valley

762

777

15

 

Mt. Diablo USD

794

791

-3

 

AYP

The California Department of Education also released the 2013 Federal Accountability Measures, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).  AYP reports on percentage of students scoring proficient and above in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics on the California Standards Test (CST).  For 2013, federal target in ELA is set at 89.0% and 89.1% in mathematics.  District-wide, 59.3% of our students met the ELA target and 60.3% met the mathematics target compared to state averages of 56.4% in ELA and 51.2% in mathematics.

While not all of our schools met these federal targets, the following results showed some continuing promising trends.  At grades 4 and 5, students continue to demonstrate strong gains, 79% of our students in grade 4 and 73% in grade 5 scored proficient and above in Mathematics, well surpassing state averages of 72% and 65%.  69% of our students in grade 4 and 67% in grade 5 scored at that level compared to state averages of 65% and 60%, respectively. 

Graduation Rates

Mt. Diablo District students met all graduation rate criteria.

As a district, we are committed to high expectations and outcomes for all of our students with the goal of ensuring every MDUSD graduate will be college or career ready.  As a professional learning community, we are continuing large- scale intensive professional development for teachers and administrators that is focused on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and the new Smarter Balanced state assessments.  While an achievement gap, as evident on the current assessments, still exists for some of our subgroups and remains a great concern and considerable challenge, our schools continue to be dedicated to providing necessary support to ensure that every student achieves at the highest level.  Administrators and teachers work collaboratively analyzing student achievement data in order to implement research proven strategies that target the needs of students. 

We are proud of our teachers’, support staff members’, and administrators’ commitment to improving student learning opportunities to ensure their future success.  It is with the ongoing support of our School Board, parents and community that our schools and district continue to move in a positive direction.

For the complete California Accountability Progress Report, go to www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ar/