Pacifica School District 2011 standardized testing have been released, and the district’s score comes in at 844.
Known as the 2011 Growth Academic Performance Index (API), this score is a summary of results from tests administered to students in the district as a part of the Spring 2011 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The index is scored on a scale of 200 to 1000.
Pacifica School District's 2011 Growth API is up 2 points from the 2010 API Base score of 842.
These scores are significant to schools in the district as a rating of student performance and, consequently, the quality of education in Pacifica schools
2,397 students participated from Cabrillo Elementary, Ocean Shore Elementary, Ortega Elementary, Sunset Ridge Elementary and Vallemar Elementary.
Across all participating schools, Cabrillo Elementary scored the highest 2011 Growth API of 896. This school also had the greatest number of students participating in testing, 441 students.
Sunset Ridge Elementary scored the lowest of all schools, with a score of 829.
A run-down of Pacifica School District 2011 Growth API scores, by school:
Cabrillo Elementary 896
Vallemar Elementary 875
Ocean Shore Elementary 846
Ortega Elementary 838
Sunset Ridge Elementary 829
At the high school level, Pacifica schools also showed improvement in their 2011 Growth API scores.
Oceana High received a score of 793, compared to a 781 base score in 2010. Terra Nova High received a score of 801, compared to a 769 base score.