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Article 1.7 Award Programs Linked to the Academic Performance Index (API) Intent of the Regulations   

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(a) The Academic Performance Index (API) measures the performance of California public schools, especially the academic performance of pupils, and demonstrates comparable improvement in academic achievement by all numerically significant ethnic and socioeconomically disadvantaged subgroups within schools pursuant to Education Code section 52052 and the Framework for The Academic Performance Index, July 1999 and The 1999 Base Year Academic Performance Index, December 15, 1999, which are incorporated herein.

(b) The purpose of Article 1.7 is to implement the programs established by two statutes relating to the API:

(1) The Governor's Performance Award Program of the Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999 (Education Code sections 52050 et seq.).

(2) The Certificated Staff Performance Incentive Act (Education Code sections 44650 et seq.).

Authority cited:

Education Code 33031

Education Code 44650(b)

Education Code 52057(a)

Reference:

Education Code 44650-44652

Education Code 44654(b)

Education Code 52052

Education Code 52057

(Amended by Register 2002, No. 2)