Assessment and Accountability
  • Monitors, organizes, and reports data regarding state and district mandated tests and other student achievement reports.
  • The Academic Performance Index (API) is a numeric index (or scale) ranging from a low of 200 to a high of 1000 that reflects a school’s or a school district’s performance level, based on the results of statewide testing.
  • Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is a series of annual academic performance goals established for each school, local educational agency (LEA), and the state as whole. AYP is required under Title I of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. States commit to the goals of NCLB by participating in Title I, a program under NCLB that provides funding to help educate low-income children. The primary goal of Title I is for all students to be proficient in English-language arts and mathematics, as determined by state assessments, by 2014.
  • Oversees the development and completion of the School Accountability Report Cards (SARCS) for all district school sites on an annual basis. California public schools annually provide information about themselves to the community so that the public can evaluate and compare schools in student achievement, environment, resources, and demographics. The report posted on the web refers to the previous year—not the current year. To access Alum Rock’s SARCs, please link on to:|&NodeID=67
  • Oversees the development and completion of the Single Plan for Student Achievement for all district school sites on an annual basis.
  • Implements procedures and practices to maintain optimal testing validity in accordance with state mandates.
  • Provides in-service and technical assistance to school administrators and teachers in the areas of test taking skills, interpretation of results, and performance improvement.
  • Disseminates test results and pertinent information to the Board of Education through the Superintendent and to district and site administrators, staff, and parents.
  • Provides disaggregated data and assistance to all schools and departments regarding accountability and assessment data for all students and special programs such as Special Education, ELD, and summer school.
  • Provides in-service and technical assistance to all school and district staff on how to access, integrate, and analyze data to increase student achievement.

Debbie Elliott, Coordinator, Student Information Systems - email: