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The API system was the cornerstone of the 1999 California Public Schools Accountability Act.

API Scores

For the latest California state test results, see State Test Results.

Prior to 2014, academic performance was measured by the Academic Performance Index (API).

In 2013, the score for Palms Middle School was an impressive 878 and Palms met its 2013 API Growth Target in all ethnic categories.

In the preceding 7 years, the Palms API Score increased by almost 100 points!

Data source: California Department of Education.

API Scores 2007-2013

Other facts:

  • Each year since 2011-2012, LAUSD recognized the Palms Middle School Magnet as an Excelling Magnet or an Achieving Magnet (the top 2 categories) based on the School Performance Framework (SPF). This rating combines measures of English Language Arts test scores, math test scores, rates of student attendance and suspension, and academic grown over time (AGT).
  • Prior to 2011-2012, the Los Angeles Unified School District repeatedly recognized the Palms Middle School Magnet as a Model of Excellence Magnet.
  • Palms' API Score rose every year from 2007 to 2013.
API Scores by Category
API Scores
            2006 to 2007 2007 to 2008 2008 to 2009 2009 to 2010 2010 to 2011 2011 to 2012 2012 to 2013 Met Growth Target?
All students 777 → 784 784 → 822 818 → 840 839 → 847 847 → 857 857 → 873 881 → 878
African American 730 → 732 732 → 776 770 → 801 799 → 811 811 → 829 829 → 842 852 → 857
Asian 926 → 913 913 → 921 923 → 924 923 → 946 946 → 944 946 → 967 970 → 970
Hispanic or Latino 706 → 722 722 → 778 773 → 797 795 → 804 804 → 811 810 → 830 840 → 832
White 869 → 899 899 → 913 910 → 925 925 → 912 912 → 928 928 → 937 940 → 953
Socioeconomically disadvantaged 716 → 731 731 → 780 775 → 802 801 → 812 812 → 816 816 → 836 846 → 848
English Learners 681 → 689 689 → 735 730 → 731 729 → 696 696 → 690 689 → 701 717 → 788
Students with Disabilities 524 → 516 516 → 565 520 → 518 503 → 516 517 → 525 525 → 565 587 → 596  

 

API scores are evaluated by comparing the "base" score one year to the "growth" score the following year. The growth and base scores for a given year may differ because the state changes the formulas used from year to year. Further details can be found in the LAUSD's Academic Performance Index Reports.  For information about Palms API scores, please contact the Magnet Office.