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    LBUSD Gives Preview: Jordan High Shows Big Gain in 2003 Academic Performance Index Test Results

    (October 23, 2002, updated Oct. 24) -- On the eve of scheduled release of Academic Performance Index (API) scores for all LB schools by the CA Dept. of Education, LBUSD has announced that NLB's Jordan High -- which for the past three years scored between 484-497 (a numeric index of 200-1000 with 800 the statewide "goal") -- has now risen to 543 in the 2003 API.

    This is the best growth Jordan has seen in several years. [An LBUSD press release yesterday overstated this a bit; Jordan didn't have the "greatest gain of any LBUSD school" as the API results released Oct. 24 showed; other LB high schools including Savannah, Lakewood, Millikan, Wilson and Cabrillo showed greater growth.]

    But 543 is Jordan's highest API score to date.

    "We are proud of the dramatic improvement in student achievement at Jordan," said LBUSD Board of Education VP Mary Stanton, quoted in the release. "The hard work of teachers and staff at Jordan is really paying off," she said. has posted links to detailed API results for every LBUSD school. See

    In a written release, LBUSD notes that Jordan High not only met its overall growth target on the API, it "also met separate growth targets for eight subgroups of students including all seven racial ethnic categoris and economic disadvantaged students."

    Board VP Stanton said, "The rising tide of strong academic instruction is improving results for all groups of students at Jordan. No group is being left behind. This is exactly what our higher standards for all students are supposed to do. We believe that all students can learn, and Jordan is proving that it can be done."

    In its release, LBUSD says 99% of all LBUSD schools increased student achievement this year on state tests. In comparison, in CA, 89% of schools statewide showed an increase. Locally, 85% of schools met or exceeded their academic growth targets compared to 78% statewide.

    "We are proud of these results, especially here in America's most diverse city," Board VP Stanton said. "These dramatic improvements prove that it can be done."

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