LAUSD Schools Making Gains, But Still Behind State Average | KCET
LAUSD Schools Making Gains, But Still Behind State Average
Test scores are up across the Los Angeles Unified School District. LAUSD schools scored 19 points higher on the statewide Academic Performance Index (API) for the 2010-2011 school year, the Los Angeles Times reported.
District schools scored an average of 728 points out of a possible 1,000, but they still failed to reach the state goal of 800 and fell below the state average score of 778.
LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy told City News Service that "these scores reflect the incredible strides that are being made at so many of our schools. Despite crippling budget cuts, teachers, administrators, parents and students are continuing their extraordinary commitment to success in the classroom."
While marked improvements were seen at many schools, the district also failed to meet federal growth targets in math and English.
Balboa Gifted/High Ability Magnet School scored the highest at 978.
More information on the API scores and rankings can be found on the LAUSD website.
Christine Detz is a graduate student at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, which has partnered with KCET-TV to produce this blog about policy in Los Angeles.
If watching birds just isn’t enough for you — and you’d rather join their ranks up there in the sky — here are five of the most exciting ways to get airborne and pretend for a while that you may actually have wings.
We may not have elected a woman president in 2016, but more and more women are gracing the podium and the stage in classical opera. Here are a few stellar examples and what obstacles they faced to get where they are.