With all the distractions surrounding the closing of Pacifica and the chartering of Tides, not much was said about Pacifica’s test scores for our last year when they came out in August. In case you didn’t hear, our API went up a whopping 54 points.
If you’re like me, that number might not mean much to you, but I’m currently knee deep in looking at and learning about information like this for our Tides charter petition, and my jaw literally dropped as I learned what a big deal our improvement was. This is the first time the new data has been available since we started the chartering process.
I’m a lay person and my research is far from scientific, but I wanted to share with our community that out of approximately 528 elementary schools, only 14 schools improved their scores by a wider margin than Pacifica (two others tied us). To my lay eye, that is amazing.
Please join me in extending a great big hat tip to Gary, our teachers, our staff and our families for doing Pacifica proud last year!!!
If there is an educator in the audience who would like to do a more scientific slice and dice of the data, I’d love to get your input. We can write something up to share with Pacifica families and we could definitely use the data as we proceed with our Tides chartering.