Oklahoma Schools' API Average Score Reaches 1,180


Wednesday, November 15th 2006, 9:35 am
By: News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- 13 Oklahoma schools are getting perfect scores on the Academic Performance Index that measures the performance and progress of schools.

The API score ranges from 0 to 1,500 and the statewide average in Oklahoma is 1,180.

School officials use the score as a part of the school accountability system required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Schools failing to meet the federal standards for improvement face penalties and sanctions.

For elementary and middle schools 90 percent of the API score is based on standardized tests and 10 percent on attendance and dropout rates.

For high schools 80 percent of the score is based on standardized tests and ten percent is based on attendance, graduation and dropout rates. The other 10 percent is based on college entrance exams, college remediation rates and advanced placement programs.

The 13 schools with perfect scores include…

Rocky Mountain Public Schools; Moore's Fisher Elementary School; Deer Creek Elementary School in Edmond; Fort Gibson Early Learning Center; Schwartz Elementary School in Midwest City; William Gay Elementary School in McAlester; Guymon's Northeast Elementary School; Roosa Elementary School in Claremore; Carnegie Elementary School, Eisenhower International Elementary School and Deborah Brown Community School in Tulsa; Pratt Elementary School in Sand Springs and Jenks Southeast Elementary School.