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August 31, 2011

 

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The California Department of Education has released the 2011 Accountability Progress Reports for California public schools.  According to the reports, students in Mt. Diablo Unified School District continue to show improved academic achievement.

 

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.   36 of our schools met school wide growth targets and 24 of them met all school wide and subgroup growth targets.  23 schools made double digit gains.

 

We are especially proud of the following schools which made over 40 points of growth.  El Monte improved 42 points from 754 to 796.  Hidden Valley improved 44 points from 851 to 895.  Meadow Homes improved 53 points from 648 to 701 breaking 700 for the first time.  Rio Vista improved 66 points from 669 to 735 also breaking 700 for the first time.

 

All three elementary schools with the School Improvement Grant made substantial growth:  Bel Air improved 25 points, Rio Vista improved 66 points, and Shore Acres improved 13 points.

 

District wide, 8 elementary schools scored above 900; 11 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 1 high school scored between 800 and 900.  Overall, the district API improved slightly from 784 to 785.

 

Below is a list of all non-special program schools and the API growth from 2010-2011:

 

 

Elementary

2011

2010

+/-

 

Middle

2011

2010

+/-

Ayers

829

834

-5

 

Diablo View

871

857

14

Bancroft

912

892

20

 

El Dorado

722

708

14

Bel Air

671

646

25

 

Foothill

898

900

-2

Cambridge

754

727

27

 

Glenbrook

640

658

-18

Delta View

823

825

-2

 

Oak Grove

638

642

-6

El Monte

796

754

42

 

Pine Hollow

777

788

-11

Fair Oaks

723

731

-8

 

Pleasant Hill Middle

817

825

-8

Gregory Gardens

819

818

1

 

Riverview

682

670

12

Hidden Valley

895

851

44

 

Sequoia Middle

873

867

6

Highlands

877

856

21

 

Valley View

831

828

3

Holbrook

816

777

39

 

 

 

 

 

Meadow Homes

701

648

53

 

High

 

 

 

Monte Gardens

930

918

12

 

Clayton Valley

776

777

-1

Mountain View

800

809

-9

 

College Park

785

803

-18

Mt. Diablo

902

915

-13

 

Concord High

710

727

-17

Pleasant Hill

869

898

-29

 

Mt. Diablo High

677

653

24

Rio Vista

735

669

66

 

Northgate

855

865

-10

Sequoia

942

921

21

 

Ygnacio Valley

672

665

7

Shore Acres

672

659

13

 

 

 

 

 

Silverwood

839

828

11

 

 

 

 

 

Strandwood

923

917

6

 

 

 

 

 

Sun Terrace

776

780

-4

 

 

 

 

 

Valhalla

882

878

4

 

 

 

 

 

Valle Verde

926

930

-4

 

 

 

 

 

Walnut Acres

940

936

4

 

 

 

 

 

Westwood

804

810

-6

 

 

 

 

 

Woodside

846

869

-23

 

 

 

 

 

Wren

741

765

-24

 

 

 

 

 

Ygnacio Valley

768

753

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AYP

 

The California Department of Education also released the 2011 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 2011, federal target in ELA is set at 67.0% and 67.3% in mathematics.  District wide, 58.7% of our students met the ELA target and 60.6% met the mathematics target.  These represent a slight drop in ELA (58.8%) and a gain in mathematics (58.5%) from the previous year.

 

While not all of our schools met these federal targets, the following results show some promising trends.  At grades 2-5, at least 73% of our students scored proficient and above in Mathematics, surpassing county and state averages.  More impressively, 39% of 2nd graders, 48% of 3rd graders, 53% of 4th graders, and 44% of 5th graders scored advanced in mathematics. 

 

As a district, we know we need to continue to stay focused on high academic standards for all of our students to ensure that each and every student MDUSD will be college or career ready.  The Board adopted District Goals and Objectives provide guidance to all schools towards meeting benchmarks and targets. Principals will be working their staffs to analyze this new data and implement strategies to support all students in meeting and surpassing grade level standards.  While an achievement gap still exists for some of our subgroups, our schools are committed to provide necessary support and intervention to ensure that every student achieves at the highest level.  We are proud of teachers’, support staff members’, and administrators’ commitment to continue and strive to refine our programs and practices to ensure student success.  It is with the ongoing support of our School Board, as well as our parents and community that our District continues to move in a positive direction.

 

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