Sacramento, CA — While less than a third of California schools have met the state´s achievement goals, there has been improvement in Tuolumne and Calaveras County schools.
That´s according to state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O´Connell. The state wants all schools to score at least 800 out of a possible 1,000 points on the Academic Performance Index scale. The Department of Education gives each school a base score between 200 and 1,000 based on the results of statewide testing and a growth target they are expected to meet for the following year.
Five of the 20 schools in Tuolumne County either reached or surpassed the 800 point mark … that´s the same number as a year ago. Overall, though, 13 of the 20 Tuolumne schools showed improvement as compared to a year ago. In Calaveras County, four out of 15 schools reached the 800 point mark … last year only two schools topped 800 points.
Black Oak Elementary in the Twain Harte School District gained the highest mark of any school in the two counties´ A.P.I. with 844 pts. and that´s an improvement of 33 pts. over last year.
Written by Bill Johnson