Suspension of State's Accountability Measurement System

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March 29, 2015 The State Board of Education recently voted unanimously to suspend the Academic Performance Index (API) for the 2014-15 school year as the state develops a more comprehensive accountability system. This new system will be based on multiple measures such as graduation data and student preparedness for college and career, rather than only test scores. Because the transition to such a system will be a long-term process, the earliest an accountability report could be produced is fall of 2016. Even though the API is being suspended, results from the first administration of California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress tests, which are currently being given to students statewide, will be reported to districts, teachers, parents, and the public.