California Department of Education releases test scores.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
State education officials say scores on the high-stakes California Standards Tests are up across the state in English and Math this year.
In Monterey County, students in most grades also seem to have done slightly better than last year on the tests.
For example, in 2010, 46 percent of the county's fifth graders scored either Advanced or Proficient in English Language Arts, compared to 41 percent in 2009. Thirty-five percent of 11th graders reached those levels in English this year, beating last year's 33 percent.
Thirty-seven percent of seventh graders scored Advanced or Proficient in math this year, five percentage points higher than they did in 2009.
Second grade math scores remained about the same, with 53 percent reaching the Advanced or Proficient ranks.
The CST scores are used to calculate each school's Academic Performance Index, and Average Yearly Progress. AYP is used to determine whether schools are meeting benchmarks established by the federal No Child Left Behind law. Those which don't are subject to sanctions, including reorganization or state takeover of schools.
Additional information on individual schools and districts is available at cde.ca.gov