Principal Sheila Sammon and her staff and students at Paul Revere Elementary School have something to celebrate.
The K-8 school in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood made the largest gain among The City’s elementary schools in the Academic Performance Index to put them within reach of the state’s performance target for the first time in its history.
Nearly three-quarters of San Francisco public schools maintained or improved their state rankings, but the rest lost ground, according to data released by the California Department of Education on Thursday. Read More
Although most California schools posted gains on standardized tests this year, federal law requires the majority to be labeled as failing, according to data released Wednesday by the California Department of Education.
It is a contradiction that has California education officials beseeching Washington for a waiver from the controversial No Child Left Behind law. Read More
Public schools in San Francisco have made impressive strides toward meeting the state’s proficiency goals for standardized testing, but new test results also highlight the district’s stark achievement gaps from campus to campus. Read More
Mission High students are getting rewarded for their high achievements on standardized tests.The school improved its Academic Performance Index — the way the state monitors its progress and student understanding of math and English — by 70 points last year, the single highest gain of any comprehensive high school in the San Francisco Unified School District. Read More