A.V. HIGH FACING CHANGES FAILURE TO HIT API TARGETS MAY BRING SANCTIONS.Byline: Karen Maeshiro Staff Writer
LANCASTER - Antelope Valley High School Antelope Valley High School is located in Lancaster, California and is part of the Antelope Valley Union High School District. It was founded in 1912. It is located in the Mojave Desert. could face state sanctions this fall, including reassignment of the principal and reorganizing the school, if it fails to improve its score in state academic rankings.
Antelope Valley High School, a low-performing school that is participating in a state program to boost student achievement, has not met its growth targets in the Academic Performance Index test for two years.
``I don't think there is a single answer for that. I think a great deal of improvement is going to be seen. It's just going to take a little bit of time to meet and diagnose the needs students have. I have a challenging population,'' Principal Mark Bryant Mark Craig Bryant (born April 25 1965, in Glen Ridge, New Jersey) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1st round (21st overall pick) of the 1988 NBA Draft. said.
Antelope Valley High School signed up to participate in the state's Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program and received a $50,000 grant in the 1999-2000 school year to develop a plan to improve test scores.
The plan was implemented in the 2000-01 school year.
Under the II/USP II/USP Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program program, schools are expected to meet their short-term API (Application Programming Interface) A language and message format used by an application program to communicate with the operating system or some other control program such as a database management system (DBMS) or communications protocol. growth targets - which, for Antelope Valley This article is about the Los Angeles County region. For the census-designated place in Wyoming, see Antelope Valley-Crestview, Wyoming.
The Antelope Valley High, was a 12-point improvement for 2000.
While the high school did show growth in the API between 1999 and 2000, it did not meet the designated target this year, a district staff report said.
Antelope Valley High School had a 2000 API score of 563 and its API in 2001 was 554. The state goal for all schools is 800, and the high school average for 2001 was 636.
Low-scoring schools that do not meet their API growth targets and fail to show significant growth after two years of implementing the plan are subject to state sanctions, under the Public Schools Accountability Act The Public Schools Accountability Act (PSAA) was passed in California in 1999 as the first step in developing a comprehensive system to hold students, schools, and districts accountable for improving student performance. of 1999.
The sanctions call for reassignment of the principal, subject to findings, and in addition, at least one other action, including allowing students to attend any public school with available space; allowing parents to establish a charter school; assigning management to another educational institution; reassigning teachers; or reorganizing or closing the school.
The Antelope Valley Union High School District The Antelope Valley Union High School District (A.V.U.H.S.D.) is located in the Antelope Valley area of California, in northern Los Angeles County.
The district includes eight public high schools, one trade school, and two continuation high schools in the cities of Palmdale board last week held a public hearing on Antelope Valley High's lack of progress, as required by law.
The school gave a report that reviewed the plan that was put into place in 2000-01 and what added steps are being taken this school year to help reach its goal.
The actions include regular administrative assessment of teachers' instructional delivery; naming a testing coordinator for the school; creation of a Renaissance Club to recognize student achievement; reading of motivational sayings during the reading of the school bulletin; and a second-semester math tutorial program.
School officials also sat down with students to review their individual standardized test A standardized test is a test administered and scored in a standard manner. The tests are designed in such a way that the "questions, conditions for administering, scoring procedures, and interpretations are consistent"  scores and assigned some to tutorial help.
The school also plans to hold a barbecue during the week of standardized standardized
pertaining to data that have been submitted to standardization procedures.
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see mortality rate. test-taking in April, an event called Star-B-Q, to motivate students to do well.
``It's to get going in the right direction and reiterate re·it·er·ate
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To say or do again or repeatedly. See Synonyms at repeat.
re·it the need to come in with a good positive attitude,'' Bryant said.
The plan implemented last school year included creating three freshman student ``houses,'' containing about 75 students each, who would have the same three teachers, the report said.
``The houses are designed to create a smaller environment in which learning can take place. The class sizes are smaller. They have common teachers,'' Bryant said. ``Part of what they do is more collaboration, communication, working out lesson plans with each other. They keep a closer eye on kids and help them along.''
Students who participated in the ``houses'' achieved higher academic grades than other ``nonhouse'' freshmen, but there was no significant difference in standardized test scores when comparing the two groups of students, the report said.
Trustee Al Beattie said the curriculum mandated by the state does not dovetail dovetail
n a widened or fanned-out portion of a prepared cavity, usually established deliberately to increase the retention and resistance form. with the tests the students are required to take.
``In his comments, (Bryant) expressed the position that as the curriculum comes closer to what's on What's On (Traditional Chinese: 熒幕八爪娛) is a weekly half-hour TV series that airs on Fairchild Television. Format
Originally started in 1996, the show is currently the longest-running program in Fairchild Television history. the test, he would anticipate better scores,'' Beattie said. ``It's discouraging test scores are dipping, but I'm not sure that's a sign of a problem of what and how we are teaching. It's a problem of more alignment of the test to the curriculum.''