As a school our students have not surpassed at every grade level the State benchmark percentages thus resulting in a decrease of our API by 9 points. However, we have maintained our status as a school with an Academic Performance Index of 800! For more information about the STAR test, please visit the California Department of Education's website at http://star.cde.ca.gov/star 2013. It is important to note that we are preparing for a new assessment, to take the place of the California STAR Test, which will be begin in the 2014-2015 school year, whereby, a Common Core Standards Assessment will be implemented for all schools nationwide. Currently, as a school and district wide, we are implementing the Common Core Standards. These standards are in depth standards that will prepare your child for college readiness and as a strong competitor in our future workforce. Moreover, the Common Core Standards have been adopted by California as well as 47 states in our country. The teachers and I will continue examining test data, implementing researched based instructional strategies, and forging forward on working on our new school educational goals for this 2013-2014 school year.
Your school support of having your child attend school on time and staying the full duration of the day is well appreciated. Thank you for making sure your student completes his/her homework each everyday to assure mastery of daily lessons.
Together we can continue our vision of building a better tomorrow for all our Sycamore Hills students and families!
To Proficient and Beyond!