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Mt. Diablo USD News Update

Where Kids Come First

October 11, 2012

 

The California Department of Education has released the 2012 Accountability Progress Reports for California public schools.  According to the reports, students in Mt. Diablo Unified School District continue to show improved academic achievement indicated by the Academic Performance Index (API) and the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). 

 

API

 

In the newly released Academic Performance Index (API) rankings, most Mt. Diablo schools are performing at increasingly higher levels.  The goal of all California schools is to achieve an API score of 800.   34 of our 47 schools met school wide growth targets and 27 of them met all school wide and subgroup growth targets.  17 schools made double digit gains. Overall, the district API improved 7 points from 786 to 793.

 

All three elementary schools with the School Improvement Grant (SIG) made substantial growth:  Bel Air improved 58 points, Rio Vista improved 26 points, and Shore Acres improved 61 points.

 

Besides the SIG schools, we are especially proud of the following schools which made over 20 points of growth from their 2011 base API.  El Monte improved 24 points from 800 to 824.    Fair Oaks improved 31 points from 722 to 753.  Mt. Diablo Elementary improved 29 points from 902 to 931.  Pleasant Hill Elementary improved 25 points from 869 to 894.  Valle Verde improved 21 points from 926 to 941.  College Park High improved 29 points from 786 to 815.  Concord High improved 41 points from 709 to 750.

 

District wide, 8 elementary schools scored above 900; 10 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 2 high schools scored between 800 and 900.  Below is a list of all schools/programs and the API growth from 2011-2012:

 

Elementary

2011

2012

+/-

 

Middle

2011

2012

+/-

Ayers

829

834

5

 

Diablo View

871

890

19

Bancroft

912

906

-6

 

El Dorado

722

726

*

Bel Air

672

730

58

 

Foothill

898

890

-8

Cambridge

757

749

-8

 

Oak Grove

639

602

-37

Delta View

823

837

14

 

Pine Hollow

779

783

4

Eagle Peak

917

914

-3

 

Pleasant Hill Middle

817

823

6

El Monte

800

824

24

 

Riverview

680

672

-8

Fair Oaks

722

753

31

 

Sequoia Middle

873

876

3

Gregory Gardens

821

797

-24

 

Valley View

833

814

-19

Hidden Valley

895

890

-5

 

 

 

 

 

Highlands

877

888

11

 

High

 

 

 

Meadow Homes

701

707

6

 

Clayton Valley

777

773

-4

Monte Gardens

930

931

1

 

College Park

786

815

29

Mountain View

800

807

7

 

Concord

709

750

41

Mt. Diablo

902

931

29

 

Mt. Diablo

675

670

-5

Pleasant Hill

869

894

25

 

Northgate

855

860

5

Rio Vista

733

759

26

 

Ygnacio Valley

672

673

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elementary Cont.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sequoia

942

949

7

 

Alternative/Small

 

 

 

Shore Acres

672

733

61

 

Crossroads

468

566

98

Silverwood

839

817

-22

 

Diablo Day

N/A

N/A

 

Strandwood

925

931

6

 

Gateway

N/A

N/A

 

Sun Terrace

776

737

*

 

Nueva Vista

710

414

-296

Valhalla

882

874

-8

 

Olympic

503

500

-3

Valle Verde

926

947

21

 

Prospect

N/A

570

 

Walnut Acres

940

935

-5

 

Summit

484

455

-29

Westwood

804

771

-33

 

Sunrise

478

450

-28

Woodside

847

862

15

 

 

 

 

 

Wren

741

757

16

 

 

 

 

 

Ygnacio Valley

767

762

-5

 

Mt. Diablo USD

786

793

7

* school had significant demographic changes, CDE did not provide growth or target information.

 

 

AYP

 

The California Department of Education also released the 2012 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 2012, federal target in ELA is set at 78.0% and 78.2% in mathematics.  District wide, 61.0% of our students met the ELA target and 61.1% met the mathematics target.  These represent a gain in both ELA (58.7%) and mathematics (60.6%) from the previous year.

 

While not all of our schools met these federal targets, the following results show some continuing promising trends.  At grades 2-5, 73% of our students scored proficient and above in Mathematics, surpassing state averages. Notably, 40% of 2nd graders, 49% of 3rd graders, 51% of 4th graders, and 44% of 5th graders scored advanced in mathematics. 

 

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.  Administrators and teachers work collaboratively analyzing student achievement data in order to implement teaching and learning strategies that support all students in mastering critical skills and knowledge embedded in state standards.  While an achievement gap still exists for some of our subgroups, our schools are committed to providing necessary support to ensure that every student achieves at the highest level.  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/