Walnut Valley breaks 900 mark in 2011 API scores

Walnut Valley Unified was the only school district in the area to break the 900 mark in the 2011 API scores released on Wednesday. It rose five points from 898 to 503.

State Superintendent of Public Education Tom
Torlakson announced that 49 percent of California’s public
schools now meet or exceed their Academic Performance Index (API)
targets, a number representing a 3-point increase over last year. The
2011 API scores for schools and districts across the state were released

But at the same time, 913 additional schools in the state are
threatened with being labeled as failures for not meeting federal NCLB
standards, known as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).

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