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August 29, 2013 12:42 PM

Many Merced County schools lose ground on API scores, results show

The California Department of Education on Thursday released 2013 school scores, showing a statewide slip mirroring test results announced earlier this month. Across Merced County, 26 schools posted higher numbers and 51 had a lower Academic Performance Index, an averaged score that gives greater weight to moving the lowest-performing students up than for gains made by high achievers.

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