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NEWS ADVISORY

GUSD API Growth and Change Summary

GLENDALE, CA — Here are District highlights for the 2010-2011 Academic Performance Index
(API) growth report that includes information on growth since the spring 2010 API base was set.

The API is a State of California measure showing growth of achievement and came into existence as a result of the Public School Accountability Act of 1999. The Glendale Unified School District, and individual schools, continue to show sustained and consistent growth over time. The District API score is now 851, up 9 points from 842 in 2010.

Highlights:
• 8 schools now have an API of greater than 900. (An increase of 5 since 2006)
• 24 schools now have an API of greater than 800. (An increase of 8 since 2006)
• All schools except College View and Daily are above 760.
• The schools that showed the greatest increases in API points are Muir (+27), Cerritos (+23), Clark Magnet (+20), Wilson Middle School (+19), Balboa (+18) and Jefferson (+17); all are Title I schools.
• 6 additional schools increased between 10 and 15 points including Glendale High (+14), Glenoaks (+11), Lincoln (+11), Verdugo Woodlands (+11), Toll Middle School (+10) and Roosevelt Middle School, (+10).
• The API decreased at 6 schools decreased, although 5 of these schools remain well above the 800 proficiency mark; 2 of them are above 900.

Summary
GUSD has shown growth of 44 API points between 2007 and 2011, with a nine-point gain this
year. Of the District’s 30 schools, 24 have achieved API scores above 800. Of these schools,
eight are above the 900 mark, including Clark Magnet High School, which grew from 889 in
2010 to 909 in 2011 – a 20-point increase and the largest among the city’s high schools.
Cerritos Elementary and John Muir Elementary broke the 800 mark this year:
• Cerritos 2010 (790) to 2011 (813) +23
• Muir 2010 (797) to 2011 (824) +27

Other API Results:
Schools showing growth in the 900’s
• Lincoln 2010 (910) to 2011 (921) +11
• Mountain 2010 (944) to 2011 (949) + 5
• Valley View 2010 (920) to 2011 (928) + 8
• Verdugo Woodlands 2010 (921) to 2011 (932) +11
• Rosemont 2010 (923) to 2011 (930) + 7 Schools showing growth in the 800’s
• Balboa 2010 (876) to 2011 (894) + 18
• Columbus 2010 (853) to 2011 (859) + 6
• Glenoaks 2010 (864) to 2011 (875) +11
• Jefferson 2010 (865) to 2011 (882) +17
• Mann 2010 (827) to 2011 (831) +4
• Marshall 2010 (847) to 2011 (853) +6
• White 2010 (867) to 2011 (874) +7
• Toll Middle 2010 (814) to 2011 (826) +10
• Wilson Middle 2010 (845) to 2011 (864) +19
• Crescenta Valley High 2010 (883) to 2011 (892) +9 Schools showing decrease
• Dunsmore 2010 (907) to 2011 (889) – 18
• Edison 2010 (820) to 2011 (804) – 16
• Franklin 2010 (845) to 2011 (777) – 68
• Fremont 2010 (913) to 2011 (902) – 11
• Keppel 2010 (870) to 2011 (866) – 4
• Monte Vista 2010 (941) to 2011 (939) – 2

School experiencing a decrease in API scores, including Franklin Elementary, which is experiencing transition and declining student population, are already applying collaborative strategies to address areas of concern, including strengthening core instruction – a theme for all Glendale schools in the 2011-2012 academic year.

Also announced Wednesday were the federal Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) results. Like the state API, the federal AYP assessments utilize the same statewide Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) tests, and the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE). GUSD showed an overall gain of 2.5% proficiency in English Language Arts in 2011, and a gain of 5.4% over a two-year period. The District also showed a marginal gain of 0.2% in

Mathematics.
The English Learner subcategory of students grew in both subjects, gaining 3.5% proficiency in English Language Arts and 1.1% gains in Mathematics.

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