Santa Fe High School earned a High Impact Badge from CORE Districts for achieving high academic growth in math over a one-period, with students consistently making gains faster than similar students at comparable schools throughout the state.
CORE Districts – a collaboration of eight California school districts – built and maintains a comprehensive school improvement and accountability system that provides educators a clear view of progress using data on student-level academic growth, high school readiness, students’ social-emotional skills and schools’ culture-climate, along with traditional measures of test scores, graduation rates and absenteeism.
“This honor reflects the incredible work of our teachers and staff who provide exceptional classroom instruction and are dedicated to supporting our students in their efforts to succeed,” Superintendent Martin Plourde said. “We will continue to use this data to refine our efforts and grow success among all of our students.”
According to CORE Districts, growth – combined with test scores, English learner progress, chronic absenteeism and other indicators – shows a more complete picture of school progress.
Growth shows the acceleration of student achievement by accounting for how much each individual student learns over time and measuring progress for the same set of students from one year to the next, rather than comparing test scores from year to year.