Assessment and Accountability

The Larkspur-Corte Madera School District has maintained high achievement marks on the California API (Academic Performance Index). The California Department of Education defines API as the following: "The API is calculated by converting a student's performance on statewide assessments across multiple content areas into points on the API scale. These points are then averaged across all students and all tests. The result is the API. An API is calculated for schools, LEAs (local education agencies), and for each numerically significant subgroup of students at a school or an LEA." source: CDE Website
Under California's criteria for ESEA, schools and LEAs are required to meet or exceed requirements within each of the following four areas in order to make AYP annually:
  • Requirement 1: Participation Rate 
  • Requirement 2: Percent Proficient Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) 
  • Requirement 3: API as an Additional Indicator 
  • Requirement 4: Graduation Rate
Source: CDE - 2010 Adequate Yearly Progress Report Information Guide
Both Neil Cummins Elementary School and Hall Middle School rank well when compared with other California schools. 
For more information contact:
Don Matthews, Director of Educational Services
415-927-6960 ext 2299

Last Modified on March 5, 2014