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January 11, 2003
Molly Shore School board incumbent Elena Hubbell, campaigning for her fourth term, said every decision she makes as a board member is prefaced by what is best for children. "My No. 1 concern is children and students," Hubbell said. The senior board member is proud of the progress the board has made in the years she has served on it. "All schools are near the 800 [Academic Performance Index] mark set by the state, and one school already meets it," Hubbell said.
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February 27, 2002
Maya Kukes In other action Thursday, the Burbank Unified School District board of directors: Learned that Providencia Elementary School's participation in the state's Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program, which provides additional funding for schools that perform below the fifth decile on the Academic Performance Index, has yielded good results. Caroline Brumm of Providencia reported that the school achieved a short-term growth of 45 points, the third-highest API point gain in the district.
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By Rachel Kane | September 1, 2007
BURBANK — Results from state and federal standardized tests Friday revealed the Burbank Unified School District was holding strong in overall scores while a few schools lagged behind. The district’s Academic Performance Index score was 787, 13 points away from the state mandated target of 800, with the district earning five points of growth to keep it within state expectations. The Academic Performance Index is a compilation of scores from three standardized tests students take throughout their school year that sets the bar for their targeted growth this year.
NEWS
October 4, 2000
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- Things are looking up for Burbank Unified School District. Academic Performance Index scores for 2000 released Tuesday showed gains reaching across all grade levels including several examples of dramatic improvement in Burbank schools. All but one of the 16 Burbank schools tested scored higher than last year and all but two met or exceeded improvement targets set in 1999, the first year the new evaluation system was implemented.
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By Lauren Hilgers | March 29, 2006
SEE CORRECTION BELOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . DOWNTOWN ? Burbank schools rank in the top 40% statewide according to the Academic Performance Index rankings released by the State Department of Education on Tuesday. The Academic Performance Index rates schools and school districts based on students' the performance on the California State Standards Test, the California Achievement Test and the California High School Exit Exam. Schools receive a score between 200 to 1,000, with 800 being the state Department of Education's target score for each school.
NEWS
February 2, 2000
Mike McDonald In recent days we have learned about a new way to report student, school and district achievement to members of the educational, parent and business communities served by the Burbank Board of Education. This reporting system is called the Academic Performance Index and it is being used statewide to rank all California public schools in relation to each other and in relation to other schools with similar characteristics and demographics.
NEWS
By Rachel Kane | April 18, 2007
BURBANK — State Supt. of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell stopped by Luther Burbank Middle School Monday to deliver some good news: It was named a California Distinguished School for 2007. "In order to be a California Distinguished School you really have to be the best of the best," O'Connell said. "You really have to exceed our expectations in the Academic Performance Index." It is the third time Luther Burbank received the award, the first two times in 1994 and 1985.
NEWS
October 17, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- Scoring well on the 2001 Academic Performance Index was a matter of reestablishing priorities for Linda Reksten, principal at Burbank's Walt Disney Elementary School. Disney, whose overall 2001 API score was 785, rose 88 points from the school's score of 697 last year. It was the highest improvement in the district, and Reksten attributes the school's growth to interim assessments done consistently throughout the school year for each individual student.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 19, 2013
A McKinley Elementary teacher has been placed on administrative leave after a third-grade student reported that the teacher helped a class answer questions on state standardized tests this week. Burbank Unified Supt. Jan Britz, who made the announcement during Thursday's school board meeting, added that state officials are investigating the case. Still uncertain of the alleged infraction's full consequences, Britz said state officials could mark the test scores as invalid, and potentially strip McKinley of its Academic Performance Index, or API, score, later this year.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 12, 2012
Burbank Unified improved its overall score on the all-important state index that measures student achievement, according to data released Wednesday. The district's overall score on the Academic Performance Index improved by 13 points to 846 - putting it well above the state's benchmark figure of 800. “It's fantastic,” said Sharon Cuseo, director of instruction and accountability for Burbank schools. “Even as a district, we were able to make a good gain.” Scores on the Academic Performance Index are based on standardized tests, with a high score of 1,000 points.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | May 26, 2012
After airing plans to name an interim replacement for outgoing Supt. Stan Carrizosa, the Burbank Unified school board went one step further Friday and announced Assistant Supt. of Instructional Services Jan Britz as the new permanent head of schools. Board President Debbie Kukta and Vice President Larry Applebaum confirmed the decision just minutes before taking the stage at the Starlight Bowl for the Burbank High School commencement. It came after eight hours of meetings on three separate days, and conferences with multiple district staff members, they said.
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By Max Zimbert | October 17, 2009
A renewed state law that allows parents to more freely transfer their children into certain campuses outside their home area could pit school districts against one another. The bill signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Sunday night renews a 17-year-old law that allows school districts to declare themselves “school districts of choice,” which allows students to transfer freely into their campuses from outside areas. Local school officials have criticized the law as potentially breeding unhealthy competition among districts.
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By Angela Hokanson | May 24, 2008
BURBANK — Students’ overall academic performance on state tests continues to trend upward in Burbank, Glendale and across the state, according to revised Academic Performance Index data released Wednesday by the state Department of Education. Burbank Unified School District’s 2007 Base Academic Performance Index, which was based on the results of state tests students took in spring 2007, was 788, up from 782 in 2006. The API score is a number between 200 and 1,000 that summarizes student performance on state tests like the California Standards Tests and the California High School Exit Exam.
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By Chris Wiebe | April 12, 2008
Joaquin Miller Elementary School Wednesday was named a California Distinguished School for 2008, after a rigorous, months-long application and assessment process. School officials learned in October that Miller was on a list of schools eligible to apply for the designation — having met Academic Performance Index and Adequately Yearly Progress accountability standards — and submitted an application that received a perfect score, Deputy Supt. Joel Shapiro said. Miller is one of 343 elementary schools in 39 counties in the state to receive the award, according to the office of Jack O’Connell, the state superintendent of public instruction.
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By Chris Wiebe | April 9, 2008
Joaquin Miller Elementary School Wednesday was named as a California Distinguished School for 2008, after a rigorous, months-long application and assessment process. School officials learned in October that Miller was on a list of schools eligible to apply for the designation — having met Academic Performance Index and Adequately Yearly Progress accountability standards — and submitted an application that received a perfect score, Deputy Supt. Joel Shapiro said. Then the Distinguished School Program sent a team to Miller to validate the information contained in the application, visiting classrooms, going through school documentation and interviewing administrators, teachers, students and parents, he said.
NEWS
By Chris Wiebe | March 8, 2008
CITY HALL — The Burbank Board of Education Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution rebuking Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed 2008-09 budget, which cuts funding to kindergarten through 12th-grade public education to help make up a $14.5-billion shortfall. The budget would either reduce or suspend state Proposition 98 — which sets a minimum funding level for education — spelling mass layoffs for tens of thousands of teachers and increased classroom sizes, according to the Burbank Superintendent’s Office.
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By Rachel Kane | September 1, 2007
BURBANK — Results from state and federal standardized tests Friday revealed the Burbank Unified School District was holding strong in overall scores while a few schools lagged behind. The district’s Academic Performance Index score was 787, 13 points away from the state mandated target of 800, with the district earning five points of growth to keep it within state expectations. The Academic Performance Index is a compilation of scores from three standardized tests students take throughout their school year that sets the bar for their targeted growth this year.
NEWS
By Rachel Kane | April 18, 2007
BURBANK — State Supt. of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell stopped by Luther Burbank Middle School Monday to deliver some good news: It was named a California Distinguished School for 2007. "In order to be a California Distinguished School you really have to be the best of the best," O'Connell said. "You really have to exceed our expectations in the Academic Performance Index." It is the third time Luther Burbank received the award, the first two times in 1994 and 1985.
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