School Report Card
The school report card is an accessible, annual summary of school performance designed to provide valuable feedback to teachers, administrators, parents and the community. The report card goes beyond test scores and emphasizes both a school’s performance and its progress.
Click below for a report on Dahlia Heights:
Academic Performance Index (API)
The Academic Performance Index (API) is one way to look at school performance based on a variety of tests that students take. The API includes CAT/6 scores, standards-based results for English language arts, mathematics, science and social science, and the results from the California Alternative Performance Assessment (CAPA).
Each school's STAR results are calculated into a complex formula that assigns the school a base API between 200 and 1000 (1000 being the best score). The state has set 800 as the target API score that schools should try to achieve. This number is translated into a ranking, 1 to 10, from underperforming to high performing. It is used to help schools track their own progress and to hold schools accountable for improvement. The results may result in sanctions or rewards for schools.
Test Taking Tips
For Best Results:
- Sleep well the night before
- Keep morning routines normal
- Leave cell phones, electronic devices and valuables at home
- Have a healthy breakfast that your child is used to eating
- Be at school on time
- Listen carefully to instructions
- If you don’t understand instructions, raise your hand and ask a question
- When a test starts: work calmly and mark answers carefully
- Focus during the test
- When the test is over: check your answers and erase any stray marks