Is the Core Index correlated to the API score?

One of the critiques of the API score used for over 10 years was that it only focused on test scores to rank schools. In reaction, the new Core Index score is only 60% based on test scores, while 40% is based on other factors like English Learner progress, absenteeism and suspensions. Yet, in previous […]

Do span schools outperform traditionally leveled schools?

Source: Index File ( Span schools are alternative style schools to the traditional grade breakup of schools (K-5, 6-8 and 9-12). In the California Core Districts Database (which includes Los Angeles, Fresno, San Francisco, Long Beach and Santa Ana) there are three types of span schools: There are fifteen K-8 schools, eleven K-12 schools […]