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ERIC Number: ED446366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
California's Public School Ranking and Reward System. Parent Guide.
EdSource, Inc., Palo Alto, CA.
California will be spending hundreds of millions of dollars on a school ranking and reward system under the Public Schools Accountability Act (PSAA). The PSAA aims to make schools responsible for their students' academic achievement and progress. PSAA includes a method to measure how well a school is doing, called the Academic Performance Index (API), a program to help schools that are considered "underperforming," and rewards for schools judged to be doing a good job or improving significantly. This parent guide provides impartial, factual answers to frequently asked questions from parents about the PSAA: What is the API? What is a good API? What do API scores and the ranking system tell about schools? How will high performing schools be rewarded? (DFR)
EdSource, 4151 Middlefield Rd., Suite 100, Palo Alto, CA 94303-4743; Tel: 650-857-9604; Fax: 650-857-9618; Web site:; e-mail: Full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: EdSource, Inc., Palo Alto, CA.
Note: Funded by the Pacific Life Foundation.