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Nearly two-thirds of California schools improved academically in the last year.

But half of the schools failed to meet their targets for standardized test scores.

That´s according to state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O´Connell.

Last year, 90 percent of California´s schools improved their Academic Performance Index scores, while 78 percent met their A-P-I targets.

That´s a five percent increase over last year´s score.

O´Connell characterized the results as disappointing, but stressed that overall, California´s public schools are still improving.

The A-P-I gives schools a score between 200 and one-thousand — depending on the school´s previous scores and how much they increased over the previous year.