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1 San Francisco Unified School District Data The following Information comes from the SFUSD web pages, primarily from individual school Profiles API numbers were taken from the California Department of Education Web pages. Income levels taken from US Census figures

2 API = Academic Performance Index 1999 Public School Accountability Act: the state board of education imposes content standards tests (SAT9, CAT6, HSEE) interventions Using the state test(s), the CA Department of Education staff calculate a Base score for each individual school in the state (from 200 to 1000). This Base score is then used to calculate a ranking from 1-10 for each school -- this is known as the Academic Performance Index or API. 1 = lowest 10 = highest

3 The state uses the API and Base scores to Intervene in the local districts administration of schools High Priority Schools Grant Program -- Schools can volunteer to participate if their API is between 1-5 Schools can receive $400 per student $50K of received money goes to consultant to help write action plan Growth targets must be met in 2 out of 3 years or significant growth No growth? state will impose interventions the most drastic being taking over the school Immediate Intervention/Under Performing Schools II/UPS-- A school can apply if it scores below 50th percentile on state tests and fails to meet growth targets two years in a row. If schools dont apply they will be chosen. Only 430 per year. If accepted school receives $50 K planning grant and up to $200 per pupil If no improvement after 2 years the state will impose interventions The REWARDS program (cash bonuses to schools and individual teachers) was suspended in one year after the beginning of the API system.

4 Awards for from the State 25 SFUSD schools received a total of $2,550,240 from the state for either the High Priority or Immediate Intervention/Under-Performing Elementary Schools $1,233,240 Cobb, Davis, El Dorado, Fairmont, Flynn, Glen Park, Hillcrest, Marshall, Harvey Milk, Monroe, Revere, Sanchez, Junipero Serra, Sheridan, Starr King Middle Schools $769,640 Everett, Horace Mann, Denman, Burbank, Treasure Island, Maxwell High Schools $540, 360 Balboa, ISA, Mission, OConnell

5 Superintendent Ackerman has chosen to connect district policy very closely to the state system State system called STAR = Standardized Testing and Reporting District System called STAR = Students and Teachers Achieving Results Both STAR systems identify low-performing schools which are supposed to receive extra funding and personnel support under threat of sanctions.

6 NA Mission ISA Independence Washington Gateway Galileo Burton Balboa Lincoln Marshall Lowell Leadership Downtown Wells SOTA Wallenberg OConnell Newcomer 2003 API Scores and SF High Schools Red = Alternative Blue= Regular Green = Selective NA = numbers insufficient DOWNTOWN Market Street PACIFIC OCEAN GOLDEN GATE PARK PRESIDIO Bay Bridge Golden Gate Bridge Hunters Point = Beacon Center San Francisco Bay

7 Presidio 10 Rooftop 9 Fong Yu 10 Giannini 8 Lawton 10 Creative Arts 5 Franklin 1 Francisco 4 Marina 7 Lilienthal 7 Roosevelt 7 Mann 3 Maxwell 1 Everett 1 Aptos 6 Hoover 8 Lick 2 SF Community 5 Burbank 2 Vis Valley 3 Denman 4 Davis 1 21st Century 1 Treasure Island 3 SFUSDs 25 Middle Schools (including K-8) and their 2003 API scores Red = Alternative Schools Blue= Regular Schools Green = Charter School King 4 = Beacon Centers PACIFIC OCEAN GOLDEN GATE PARK PRESIDIO Bay Bridge Golden Gate Bridge Market Street Hunters Point

8 * API scores of 81 San Francisco Elementary Schools (including eight K-8 schools) PACIFIC OCEAN GOLDEN GATE PARK PRESIDIO Bay Bridge Golden Gate Bridge Red = Alternative Schools Blue= Regular Schools Market Street = Beacon Center Hunters Point Treasure Island

9 81 San Francisco Elementary Schools (including eight K-8 schools) PACIFIC OCEAN GOLDEN GATE PARK PRESIDIO Bay Bridge Golden Gate Bridge Red = Alternative Schools Blue= Regular Schools Market Street Hunters Point Lake Merritt Alamo West Portal Clarendon Fong Yu Lawton 10 Argonne Lilienthal 3-8 Lilienthal K-2 Ulloa Stevenson Jefferson Rooftop 9 Cabrillo Lafayette Yick Wo Sherman Sloat Scott Key McCoppin Sutro Chin 8 Redding Peabody Sunset Lau Taylor Longfellow Lakeshore Moscone 7 Grattan New Traditions Garfield Spring Valley Guadalupe Sunnyside 6 Miraloma Carmichael Tenderloin Cobb DeAvila Monroe Sheridan Ortega 4 Parks Creative Arts Vis Valley Alvarado Parker SF Community Buena Vista 5 Treasure Island Harvey Milk McKinley Golden Gate Glen Park Webster Bret Harte Cleveland El Dorado Serra Hillcrest 3 Swett Chavez Marshall Sanchez Muir Fairmont Malcolm X Bryant 2 Chinese Education Center Drew Carver Flynn Starr King 21st Academy Mission Education Center API SCORES

10 Median income of Selected census tracks In thousands (according to US Census 2000) 98K 81K 88K 100K 37K 25K 40K 34K 28K 15K 34K 20K 39K 33K 60K 53K 57K 50K 49K 56K 58K 55K 142K 151K 103K 119K 118K 65K 71K 75K 63K 67K 71K 63K 58K74K 63K 61K Orange = under 40K Red = 41-60K Purple = 61-80K Blue = K Green = over 100K Presidio Golden Gate Park Hunters Point Pacific Ocean San Francisco Bay Golden Gate Bridge Market Street

11 Examples of Correlation Between API Of Elementary Schools and Median Income of Neighborhood 151K 119K 71K 63K 74K Presidio Golden Gate Park San Francisco Bay Hunters Point Pacific Ocean Golden Gate Bridge Market Street 100K Clarendon 10 Lilienthal 10 15K 34K 20K 33K Malcolm X 2 Carmichael 4 Tenderloin 4 El Dorado 3 50K 49K 55K New Traditions 6 Chavez 2 Longfellow 7 Lafayette 8 Sunnyside 6 Sunset 7 Sloat

12 API (Academic Performance Index) is most strongly correlated with Socio-Economic Status This is done on purpose so the tests are reliable. A test is a good test if it is accurate, valid and reliable (3 different criteria) Reliability is a technical term and is one of the many criteria used to evaluate whether a test is any good or not. The degree to which a test is reliable is the degree to which students get the same scores on a specific test every time they take it. Every test has a reliability correlation coefficient. Test makers design tests so the students performance correlates to their socio-economic status -- SES -- because that cannot be changed for at least a generation (and when it does happen it usually takes 3 generations). This is why critics of the states accountability system refer to the API as the ANNUAL PARENTAL INCOME SCORE CARD.


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