California Raises Test Scores

Congratulations are in order.  The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that California students have once again raised their standardized test scores:

Standardized test results released today show scores inched up for the eighth year in a row in the state’s public schools. They rose across most demographics and grade levels, an indication that state schools are headed in the right direction.

…Since 2003, 731,133 more students have become proficient in English, a 17 percentage point gain, and 586,765 more are scoring better in math, up 13 percentage points, state education officials said.

As we’ve mentioned before, the California Standards Test (CST) is linked to the Lexile scale and reports a CRL (California Reading List number), which denotes a student’s Lexile range.  It’s good to see California making solid gains.

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