Rowland Unified School District

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Rowland Schools Continue Growth on State Achievement Reports

 
            The state released today the Accountability Progress Reporting (APR) system for state Academic Performance Index (API) socres and the federal Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports. Rolwand Unified continues to outperform the state with the number of students proficient or above in English Language Arts and Mathematics (charts below).
 
            Seven schools in Rowland had API scores above 800 and many made double digit growth gains, such as Shelyn Elementary gaining 23 points and Hurley Elementary with 22 points. The two schools that received the highest API scores were Blandford Elementary with a score of 910 and Oswalt Academy with a score of 888. For the District as a whole, the District API is 764.
            “Our mission at Rowland Unified is much broader than test scores,” said Dr. Ott. “It is important to use these data, but we will also focus on the whole child. We will continue to provide our students with broad opportunities where they can excel.  Our high schools both offer our innovative Career Pathways Program and the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. We are now embarking on the (IB) Primary Years Program at several of our elementary schools, and remain committed to offering enrichment programs in the arts and technology.”
             For more information regarding the state 2007-08 Accountability Progress Reports, you can visit http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/.
  
 
           
School / Groups
 
2008 AYP
English Language Arts
% of students Proficient or above
 
2008 AYP
Mathematics 
% of students Proficient or above
 
Rowland Unified
State
RUSD vs. State
 
Rowland Unified
State
RUSD vs. State
 
 
Districtwide
 
50.1%
48.5%
1.6%
 
56.3%
51.2%
5.1%
  African American
 
48.4%
35.6%
12.8%
 
43.5%
34.0%
9.5%
  Asian
 
78.1%
72.1%
6.0%
 
86.9%
79.0%
7.9%
  Filipino
 
68.6%
65.8%
2.8%
 
70.7%
67.8%
2.9%
  Hispanic
 
37.6%
34.8%
2.8%
 
44.2%
40.0%
4.2%
  White
 
59.8%
66.5%
-6.7%
 
61.0%
65.0%
-4.0%
  Socioeconomic Disadvantaged
 
38.6%
34.0%
4.6%
 
46.3%
39.7%
6.6%
  English Learner
 
35.7%
29.0%
6.7%
 
47.8%
38.5%
9.3%
  Students with Disabilities
 
23.9%
24.2%
-0.3%
 
31.2%
27.4%
3.8%
        
*For the 2007-08 testing cycle, the Federal mandates increased the Annual Measurable Objective targets to 35.2% in English-language arts and 37% in Math for Elementary and middle schools; and for high schools 34% in English-language arts and 34.6% in Math. Beginning with the 2007-08 school year, targets will increase yearly until they reach 100% in 2013-14.                
                                                           
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