la Ballona Elementary School is located in Culver City, CA and is one of 7 elementary schools in Culver City Unified School District. It is a public school that serves 529 students in grades K-5. See la Ballona Elementary School's test results to learn more about school performance.
A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.
la Ballona Elementary School had an API growth score of 847 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement.
la Ballona Elementary School's 2012 base score was 842 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, la Ballona Elementary School had 22 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
Pricipal is marvelous, 1st grade teachers are extraordinary with exception of Ms. Irene. Unfortunately there are many children who qualify for the free lunch program and the dysfunction they bring from home affects the learning curve of the other children. The teachers rate very high on a Statewide survey and are actually better qualified than their State peers by 5%. The CC School District Administration and demographics of Culver City really hurt the schools and teachers. I personnaly believe the children and teachers deserve better but perform miracles with the tools they are given. As is the case nationwide, the majority of instructors are women, and very poorly remunerated when compared to adjacent cities and other States.. Although the school rated a 5 on a Statewide scale, I believe it is due to the economic background of the students, the excess of ELL students, and the baggage created by the Bush era in No Child Left Behind Act. In addition I feel the Cross-cultural Language and Academic Development) Credential mandated by the Supreme Court hinders the student and the instructor and places an unrealistic burden on both.
The California Standards Test (CST) is an annual exam used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards. The CST is one of the five components of the STAR Program.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed in grades 2 through 11 in English language arts and math, in grades 5, 8 and 10 in science, and in grades 8, 10 and 11 in history/social science. In grades 9 through 11, students may also be assessed in math and science, depending on course enrollment.
How is it Scored?
Students receive one of five ratings: far below basic, below basic, basic, proficient or advanced. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
About the CAT6
What is it?
The California Achievement Test (CAT/6) is a series of nationally norm-referenced tests that assess general academic knowledge in core subjects, as well as providing national comparisons. The CAT/6 test is one of the five components of the STAR Program.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students in grades 3 and 7 are assessed in reading, language arts, spelling and math.
How is it Scored?
Students receive a percentile rank, which indicates how well they performed in comparison to their peers in other states. The goal is for all students to score at or above the national average, or 50th percentile, on the test.
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