We are proud to say that all schools in the Sunnyvale School District (SSD) have met the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements as laid out by the California Department of Education. SSD had a California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) participation rate far exceeding the 95 percent or above threshold for compliance. Additionally, the District shows an average daily attendance (ADA) rate of at least 90 percent.
However, there was an error made in the initial reporting, which affected both the School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) and AYP ratings.
The SARCs and AYP have shown that, Ellis, Lakewood, Vargas and San Miguel Elementary Schools did not meet the 90 percent attendance indicator for AYP, when in fact, they did. A mistake was made in our reporting process last June and as soon as the District recognized it, the necessary steps were taken to report the corrected data.
The state’s Academic Accountability Unit has been notified and the attendance reports have already been prepared, showing each school’s average daily attendance (ADA) above 90 percent for the 14-15 school year.
Once the state processes the new reports, this error will be corrected on the California Department of Education website. We will share the new results with you once they are posted, which is estimated to be in March. The data can be viewed at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ay/.
In a district where we have a climate of high expectations, we regret this mistake was made and will strive to ensure this does not happen again.
If you have any questions regarding the ratings, please contact Director of Instructional Services Dorothy Abreu-Coito at 408-522-8200 ext. 1003 or at email@example.com.
Article by Alia Wilson, Communications Coordinator, Sunnyvale School District