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By Mary O’Keefe | September 6, 2007
Academic Performance Index [API] and Adequate Yearly Progress [AYP]report were released with La Cañada Unified School District remained with high scores. The API scores represent test that were taken by students from second grade to high school juniors in 2006-2007 school year. The tests are mandated by the state and are used as a tool to monitor how each school and district?s achievement level. The student?s individual scores were mailed out to parents earlier in August. The scores that were released on Friday by the California Department of Education are targeted to individual schools and the district overall.
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By Elaine La Marr | March 23, 2006
Kindergarten enrollment for the 2006-07 school year has dipped, La Cañada Unified School District Supt. Jim Stratton told school board members Tuesday. Two elementary schools, La Cañada and Paradise Canyon, have 56 and 60 students enrolled, respectively. School officials had expected 80. At Palm Crest Elementary, 45 students enrolled when school officials expected 60. "We are taking a careful look at kindergarten enrollment," Stratton said. "Will they be coming in the summer?
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By Mary O'Keefe | December 1, 2005
Mountain Avenue Elementary celebrated being recognized as one of the top 10 percent of schools in the nation through the Blue Ribbon Schools award. School officials and administrators celebrated last week when representatives from the offices of Congressman David Dreier and Senator Jack Scott joined local dignitaries, including La Cañada Flintridge Mayor Anthony Portantino and La Cañada city council member Dave Spence, as well as Glendale Unified School District Assistant Superintendent Alice Petrossian, Superintendent Michael Escalante, Crescenta Valley Town Council members, PTA council president and former Mountain Avenue parent Patty Scripter, and school board president Mary Boger, and members Pam Ellis and Joylene Wagner.
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September 2, 2004
by Mary O'Keefe Public schools serving La Cañada students continue to show strong scores in the Academic Performance Index, according to the California Department of Education, which released the API report Tuesday. The API, a state program, and the federal program known as the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) report, also released Tuesday, measure academic growth of all state schools, grades second through eleventh. API is a score that is calculated by combining the scores of California Standards Test, California Achievement Test 6, or a norm reference test that was known as SAT9 until 2002, and the California Alternate Performance Assessment.
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By Megan O’Neil | February 4, 2010
La Cañada and Palm Crest elementary schools have advanced to the site visit phase of the 2010 Distinguished Elementary School application process, district officials announced this week. The California Distinguished Schools Award, given by the California Department of Education, recognizes schools for outstanding academic performance and success in narrowing the “achievement gap.” “We are thrilled for both schools,” Superintendent James Stratton said.
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By Mary O'Keefe | September 1, 2005
La Cañada schools show significant growth in the Academic Performance Index (API) scores released Wednesday. API is the state's accountability system that measures the academic success of a school on the basis of annual improvement. Also released Wednesday is the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) required through the No Child Left Behind Act. AYP is the federal government's accountability model. NCLB requires that all students, including those in special needs classes, must be at a proficient level or higher by the year 2014.
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By Mary O’Keefe | September 6, 2007
Academic Performance Index [API] and Adequate Yearly Progress [AYP]report were released with La Cañada Unified School District remained with high scores. The API scores represent test that were taken by students from second grade to high school juniors in 2006-2007 school year. The tests are mandated by the state and are used as a tool to monitor how each school and district?s achievement level. The student?s individual scores were mailed out to parents earlier in August. The scores that were released on Friday by the California Department of Education are targeted to individual schools and the district overall.
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By Elaine La Marr | March 23, 2006
Kindergarten enrollment for the 2006-07 school year has dipped, La Cañada Unified School District Supt. Jim Stratton told school board members Tuesday. Two elementary schools, La Cañada and Paradise Canyon, have 56 and 60 students enrolled, respectively. School officials had expected 80. At Palm Crest Elementary, 45 students enrolled when school officials expected 60. "We are taking a careful look at kindergarten enrollment," Stratton said. "Will they be coming in the summer?
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By Mary O'Keefe | December 1, 2005
Mountain Avenue Elementary celebrated being recognized as one of the top 10 percent of schools in the nation through the Blue Ribbon Schools award. School officials and administrators celebrated last week when representatives from the offices of Congressman David Dreier and Senator Jack Scott joined local dignitaries, including La Cañada Flintridge Mayor Anthony Portantino and La Cañada city council member Dave Spence, as well as Glendale Unified School District Assistant Superintendent Alice Petrossian, Superintendent Michael Escalante, Crescenta Valley Town Council members, PTA council president and former Mountain Avenue parent Patty Scripter, and school board president Mary Boger, and members Pam Ellis and Joylene Wagner.
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September 2, 2004
by Mary O'Keefe Public schools serving La Cañada students continue to show strong scores in the Academic Performance Index, according to the California Department of Education, which released the API report Tuesday. The API, a state program, and the federal program known as the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) report, also released Tuesday, measure academic growth of all state schools, grades second through eleventh. API is a score that is calculated by combining the scores of California Standards Test, California Achievement Test 6, or a norm reference test that was known as SAT9 until 2002, and the California Alternate Performance Assessment.
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