2012-2013 School Year
Academic Performance Index (API) 2012-2013
Journey School’s Charter lays out multiple assessment measures that are in line with the school’s mission to provide Waldorf education in the public sector. At Journey, student learning is demonstrated in many ways, including: interdisciplinary projects, main lesson books, artistic performances, and teacher-generated assessments. Another assessment tool that the State uses to measure the effectiveness of all public schools is the Academic Performance Index (API) system.
The API system is based on year-over-year STAR Test results through a two-year cycle. While Journey School does not emphasize standardized testing, we are more committed than ever to ensure that students learn rigorous standards so they are prepared for tough academic challenges ahead.
Thanks to the efforts of students, staff, and parent partners, Journey’s 2013 API score grew by 14 points to reach 872–the highest in school’s history. In 2012, Journey School’s API score was 858 and in 2011 it was 794. Few schools in the region have demonstrated such API improvement over time. We are especially proud because our students are exposed to a rich array of learning experiences without a narrow focus on standardized testing. For more information, please click here.
2011-2012 School Year
School Quality Snapshot 2011-2012
School Accountability Report Card (2011-2012)
2010-2011 School Year
Academic Performance Index (API) 2010-2011
Journey School’s Charter lays out multiple qualitative and quantitative assessment measures that are in line with the school’s mission to provide Waldorf education in the public sector. These multiple measures help show the many ways students have learned. One measure which the state uses to measure the effectiveness of all public schools in California is the Academic Performance Index (API) system. The API system is based on year-over-year test score performance through a two-year cycle. The base score is for the first year and the growth score is for the second year. In 2011, Journey School’s API score grew by 64 points to reach 830—the highest in our school’s history. No other school in the Capistrano Unified School District demonstrated such growth. Journey School also met all federal goals for student achievement. Congratulations to our students and staff for their dedication and hard work. For more information, please click here.