Twenty-seven out of 33 Irvine Unified School District elementary, middle, and high schools placed in the top 10 percentile statewide, and approximately 82% of Irvine public schools earned the highest possible ranking on California’s Academic Performance Index or API, as compared to all schools in California.
In Orange County approximately 19% of the public schools earned the highest score of 10 out of 10. The figures released today, May 22, 2008, published in the Orange County Register, are updated scores for the 2007 Academic Performance Index first released in August of 2008.
The Academic Performance Index is a composite of standardized test scores and other measures used by the state to rate student achievement. These tests include the California Standards Tests, the California Achievement Test and the high school exit exam. Students in grades 3 through 11 undergo testing each spring.
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