Academic Performance Index

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Fewer California Schools Meet State, Federal Performance Targets

Lawmakers, businesses and parents use the annual report cards to evaluate individual schools and school districts. They are being recalibrated as the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law gives way to new measures championed by the Obama administration.


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California Schools Make Gains, But Face Federal Sanctions

California schools posted gains on a key measure of academic performance for the ninth straight year, but more campuses failed to reach the federal government’s rising benchmarks.