While most districts throughout the state and many San Rafael elementary schools saw dwindling scores on API 2013 performance tests, most high schools in San Rafael saw an increase.
San Rafael High School and Terra Linda High School, both in of the San Rafael City Schools district, each had an API score that increased five and 16 points, respectively, from 2012 to 2013. Madrone High School, however, saw its API score drop by 60 points.
The API is a score ranging from 200 to 1,000 that measures how well students do on a variety of tests, including the California Standards Test and the state’s high school exit exam. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet. Here’s a detailed summary of the API from the California Department of Education.
Statewide, the number of California schools meeting the state target for student performance on standardized tests dropped by 2 percent.
Many other high schools in Marin, including those in the Tamalpais Union High School District, saw an increase in API scores.
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