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Achievement Highlights: Sankofa Academy

October 15, 2012

Kudos to one of our ECBA Partner Schools, Sankofa Academy, which recently moved more students into “Proficient” and “Advanced” (a 12.2 percentage-point increase) in English Language Arts (ELA) than any other school in their District.  Sankofa was founded in 2004 in an effort to alleviate overcrowding and underachievement in the Oakland Unified School District.  In 2006, its Academic Performance Index (API) score was 578, and since then its test score turnaround has been remarkable.  Distinguished by its commitment to empowerment and academic excellence for all students, Sankofa’s API rose 156 points in 2007-2008 and now stands at 750, nearing the statewide goal of 800.  Click here to hear firsthand from Scott Carnes, an Experience Corps volunteer at Sankoka.

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