Crescenta Valley students perform well on state test scores

Most GUSD schools garnered above average API
and AYP scores.

By Rachel KANE
California’s 2010 Academic Performance
Index scores released Monday
showed Crescenta Valley schools to
be performing at or in some cases well
above state standards.
These yearly reports measure and
keep track of California schools’
academic improvements and progress
throughout the year.
Scores are assessed by analyzing
California standardized tests, modified
assessments, alternative performance
assessments and the California High
School Exit Exam.
Schools are expected to meet the
statewide target score of 800 each year
with the highest possible score being
1,000 and Crescenta Valley schools
either all met or exceeded this standard,
with Mountain Avenue Elementary
school netting the highest score amongst
them at 944, am eight point improvement
from last year.
Students at Mountain Avenue, Valley
View, Monte Vista, Dunsmore, Lincoln
and La Crescenta elementary schools as
well as Rosemont Middle School and
Clark Magnet High School also managed
to outperform on the district level.
The population of a school is categorized
into subgroups including students
of various ethnicities, socioeconomic
backgrounds, those with varying levels
of English language skills and students
with disabilities.
Each group, along with the entire
population of the schools as a whole,
is expected to meet a certain rate of
growth, which all schools in the Crescenta
Valley also met or exceeded.
Clark Magnet School had the highest
rate of growth from the 2009 to 2010
school year testing with an increase of
17 points from a score of 872 to 889.
To view the full report for each school
and for the Glendale Unified School
District, visit

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