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Options for Youth (OFY), a group of public charter schools serving at-risk middle and high school students in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Sacramento (CA), is posting higher test scores than the majority of its counterparts statewide. The scores are based on the State's official accountability measures, including the Academic Performance Index (API) and the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). According to data collected from the State, all OFY charter schools' API scores are, on average, 105 points higher than the scores of other alternative schools in the districts where they operate. Additionally, in comparison to peer schools, OFY charter schools' passage rates are, on average, 36 percent higher in English language arts and 17 percent higher in mathematics. [More--U.S. Newswire] (May 25)
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Title Annotation:Options for Youth
Publication:The Education Innovator
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U9CA
Date:Jun 14, 2006
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