March 24, 2006
Well on their way to the state goal of an 800 API (Academic Performance Index) on California’s student achievement tests, nearly three-fourths of the schools in the Long Beach Unified School District now rank above 700.
Last year, 62 percent of local schools scored this high. Results released by the state this week revealed that 73 percent of the schools in LBUSD score at or above this important benchmark.
The continuing improvement of student achievement demonstrates to other large urban school districts that it can be done. LBUSD also has a smaller proportion of schools—only 20 percent—ranking in deciles 1, 2 or 3.