ERIC Number: ED446366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
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)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Parent Participation, Public Schools
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: EdSource, Inc., Palo Alto, CA.
Note: Funded by the Pacific Life Foundation.