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Testing and Accountability
LAUSD has developed a series of data indicators to assist schools and families in assessing the quality and progress of our schools. Click on any of the links below to learn more.

The Academic Performance Index (API) is a score on a scale of 200 to 1000 that annually measures the academic performance and progress of individual schools in California. Click here for more explanation. 



The School Report Card is a document published each year by the District in collaboration with various community based organizations and foundations, summarizing performance for each one of over 600 individual schools. Each SRC summarizes data about the individual school for a particular academic year. 


The School Experience Surveys for the School Report Card are developed with input from parents, teachers, unions, and other stakeholders. The surveys ask respondents about the opportunities they have to learn and be leaders at their schools, how welcoming and collaborative the environment is, the cleanliness and safety of the campus, and parent engagement.



Academic Growth over Time is an inclusive system of computing that helps us know how much growth students have made on standardized tests from one year to the next.  This provides a more complete picture of student learning because it compares each student’s performance to the performance of other similar students in the District.



The School Performance Meter is a scorecard to measure and guide the performance of LAUSD Superintendent Dr. John Deasy and our performance as a District. The performance indicators center on the District's goals:
  • 100 percent graduation
  • Proficiency for All
  • 100 percent attendance
  • Parent & Community Engagement
  • School Safety