Thousand Oaks School Receives Achievement Award By J. DOUGLAS ALLEN-TAYLOR

Friday May 13, 2005

Thousand Oaks Elementary School in Berkeley has been selected as one of 248 California schools to receive a 2004-05 Title I Academic Achievement Award. 

According to the California Department of Education, the awards program “recognizes schools that are demonstrating success in ensuring that all students are making significant progress toward proficiency on California’s academic content standards.” 

In order to qualify for the award, California schools must either meet or exceed their yearly Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals and well as double their Academic Performance Index (API) growth target for two consecutive years. 

Thousand Oaks jumped 38 points in its AYP score from 2003 to 2004 (732 to 770) contrasted to the 9 point rise in California schools overall in the same period. The school currently has an API rank of 7 statewide, out of a possible 10. 

Thousand Oaks and its 247 fellow honorees will receive their formal awards at California’s Title I Conference in Anaheim on May 25-27.