Last week the California Department of Education released its 2010 Growth Academic Performance Index (API) report. The report provides public school rankings that enable parents to match the performance of their child's school with other California public schools. Rankings are based on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest, and rankings are also weighed agains public schools of similar type.
You can search the state's database of schools and see how your child's school did in 2010 here: API school level reports.
The 2008 California Standardized Testing (STAR 2008) scores are out. As usual, Marin County schools posted very high scores. Regardless of differing opinions about the worth of standardized tests, this still confirms that Marin schools are some of the best in the state, and are one of the reasons Marin County is such a great place for families. To see how your school stacks up, you can access test scores on the California STAR Program's website.