Voices College-Bound Language Academy is located in San Jose, CA and is one of 19 schools in Franklin-mckinley Elementary School District. It is a charter school that serves students in grades K-8.
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system.
Voices College-Bound Language Academy made AYP in 2012. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of California in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Voices College-Bound Language Academy'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.
Voices College-Bound Language Academy had an API growth score of 859 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement.
Voices College-Bound Language Academy's 2012 base score was 839 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
The Franklin-McKinley Elementary spends $8,644 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 65% on instruction, 30% on support services, 5% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about Franklin-McKinley Elementary District
In 2008, Voices College-Bound Language Academy had 21 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 21 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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.
The Education.com TestRating is a number (1-10) calculated by Education.com that provides an overview of a school’s test performance for a given year, by comparing the school’s state standardized test results to those of other schools in the same state. For California, the TestRating is calculated using a school's 2012 CST Results for all subjects tested.more...