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Pleasanton Students Show Improvement on Standardized Tests

Students scored well in English, math and writing.

Pleasanton Unified students continue to score well and show improvement in standardized English-Language Arts and mathematics tests, according to state test results released Friday morning.

Nearly 5 million California students took the 2012 Standardized Testing and Reporting assessment, known as STAR, last spring and 57 percent of them scored proficient or better in English-language arts, up from 54 percent in 2011.

Fifty-one percent scored proficient or better in math, according to the California Department of Education.

Growth of proficiency in core academic subjects based on the test scores has continued throughout the state and region, according to the state Department of Education.

In the , over 11,600 students took in grades 2 through 11 took the STAR exams.

Of those, 84.7 percent scored proficient or better in the English-Language Arts test while almost 73.6 percent scored proficient or above in the math section.

The largest percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced was at fourth and sixth grade, where 67 percent of students scored proficient or advanced in English-Language Arts while 69 percent of third graders scored proficient or advanced in math.

For more information about the STAR Test results, visit http://preview.cde.ca.gov/star/star2012/

Rhubarb September 04, 2012 at 04:42 PM
The statistics as described make no sense. If the district overall scored as 84.7% proficient or better, how is it possible that the best-performing grades only scored as 67% proficient or better? Wouldn't they need to be higher than the district average? Same goes for math. If the district overall scored as 73.6% proficient or higher, then the best-performing grade should be above that, not below.
Rhubarb September 04, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Sorry, not an average, should be district overall.

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