What is API?
The Academic Performance Index is a score between 200 and 1000, which reflects performance on California statewide tests. The purpose is to measure academic performance and improvement of K-12 schools in California. The results can be looked at by school, local educational agency/LEA (for us that's BUSD) or student group (such as by race, socioeconomic status, English Learners or disability).
What is CA’s API Target?
California has set the target for all schools to score a minimum API of 800. If a school does not achieve 800, it is required to meet annual growth targets until 800 is achieved.
For more information, refer to the Parent Guide to California's APR System (PDF).
So, how did the students in Berkeley do?
Source: The packet from the 10/24/12 BUSD School Board meeting, which can be found here: http://www.berkeleyschools.net/school-board/board-meeting-information/