2012 API Scores: More than half of California schools now meeting academic goals

California’s schools have continued a decade of improvement on test scores,
state officials announced Thursday.

For the first time, more than half of the state’s schools met or surpassed
the target score for academic achievement on the Academic Performance Index
(API), State Superintendent Tom Torlakson announced at a news conference in

Locally, the majority of San Gabriel Valley school districts saw gains in
academic performance scores and more than half met state targets on the scale
meant to measure student achievement, according to data.

State officials use the scores, and how much they increase or decrease each
year, as an indicator of how schools and districts are performing academically.

Find out how your school is doing at API.