- How local students compare statewide
At the state level, scores on the annual assessments slipped by a fraction of a percentage point this year as schools dealt with ongoing budget reductions and the transition to the Common Core State Standards.
Students managed to hold on to the vast majority of gains posted over the last 11 years, with a majority of students statewide continuing to achieve at the proficient or advanced level in mathematics and English-language arts. Only one student in three achieved proficiency in 2003, the year that the STAR tests became fully aligned to the former state content standards.
Here’s how students statewide scored:
- In math, 51 percent of students posted a score of proficient and above, which was 0.3 of a percentage point lower than last year.
- In English-language arts, 56 percent of students scored proficient and above, 0.8 of a percentage point lower than in 2012.
- In science, 59 percent scored proficient and above, 0.4 of a percentage point lower than last year.
- In history and social science, students showed gains, with 49 percent scoring at least proficient, an increase of 0.6 of a percentage point.
- Looking at statewide mathematics results by grade level, the percentage of proficient and above students rose slightly for second- and fourth-graders, and students taking algebra I. There were declines among third-graders, seventh-graders and high school students taking geometry, algebra II and integrated mathematics 1.
- There were similar results in English-language arts, with gains in the percentage of students scoring proficient and above in grades nine and 10. Declines were seen among students in the second, fifth, seventh and eighth grades. Results were unchanged among sixth- and 11th-grade students.
— Source: California Department of Education
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Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2013 10:56 am
Twenty-five schools in Lodi Unified School District increased the percentage of students who were proficient in English-language arts or math on the California Standards Test from 2012 to 2013.
“Additionally, many of these schools increased the percent of ‘proficient’ in English/language arts or math by at least five percentage points, which was significant growth,” Ed Eldridge, coordinator of Lodi Unified’s Assessment, Research and Evaluation Department, said in an email. “Also, several of our schools increased the percent of ‘proficient’ students in both English-language arts and math from 2012 to 2013.”
Thursday, August 8, 2013 10:56 am.